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Faculty honors
Two awarded Guggenheim Fellowships
Published April 11, 2024
Jenann Ismael, Marc Kamionkowski among 188 scholars honored for prior career achievement, exceptional promise
In memoriam
Jerome Schneewind dies at 93
Published Jan 9, 2024
Schneewind was best known for his innovative research on the history of ethics, authoring and editing influential articles and volumes that stand as definitive works
Why do chilies hurt so good?
Published Spring 2023
What happens to your body when you eat a hot chili? And why do some of us love the pain? / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Addiction and recovery: A philosopher's view
Published Sept 16, 2022
Philosophy Professor Hanna Pickard suggests that no case of addiction is exactly like another—and understanding why someone chooses to continue using drugs despite the personal cost is vital to their recovery
Magazine brings literary style to philosophical writings
Published July 7, 2022
'The Raven' magazine, launched by Hopkins philosopher David Velleman, seeks to return philosophical essays to the realm of the creative
Testing the objectivity of vision
Published June 8, 2020
Johns Hopkins University researchers who study the mind and brain used methods from cognitive science to test a long-standing philosophical question: Can people see the world objectively?
In memoriam
Philosopher Stephen Barker dies at 92
Published Dec 20, 2019
He was named professor emeritus after teaching in the Department of Philosophy for nearly four decades
Hanna Pickard, an expert in moral psychology, named 45th BDP
Published July 10, 2019
Her research centers on the nature of mental disorders and how society ought to respond to maladaptive behaviors like crime and addiction
New BDP explores intersection of philosophy, brain science
Published July 8, 2019
Ian Phillips, the university's 44th Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, examines questions of the nature of perception, as well as the scientific study of consciousness and temporal experience
Graduate studies
Alternative career paths for PhD students
Published April 19, 2019
Philosophy PhD graduates discuss how they built successful careers outside of academia