General Editors: Margaret Gilbert and Anne Hiskes.
Guest editors for this issue: Don Baxter and John Troyer
Welcome to the eleventh issue of Cogitamus!
It reports on the period from September 30, 2000-December 31, 2000.
The next issue will appear in April 2001. All news for the
period of January 1 to April 30 should be sent to Margaret Gilbert
The next issue will appear in April 2001. All news for the period of January 1 to April 30 should be sent to Margaret Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to welcome JC Beall to our department as an Assistant Professor. JC won't begin teaching until the Spring of 2001, but he has already moved in and started to enliven our Wednesday brown bag talks. JC received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts in 1998 and joins us after a teaching stint in Tasmania. He writes on logic, standard and otherwise, and publishes at a pace that alarms those interested in preserving old growth timber.
Wednesdays at noon: our regular Brown Bag Series of informal philosophy talks continues.
Please see our complete listing of colloquia scheduled for spring at our Colloqium Series page.
Virgil Whitmyer successfully defended his dissertation and is currently a post-doc in Esther Thelen's developmental psychology lab at Indiana University.
The department hosted, for the second year, a reception at the Eastern Division meetings of the APA to celebrate recent and forthcoming books by our faculty. This year the list included:
We were pleased that so many of our former graduate students were able to attend, as well as many friends of the department, among them: Andrew Ariew (U. of R.I.), William Bechtel (Washington U.), John Biro (U. of Florida), Phil Buckley (McGill U.), Otavio Bueno (Cal. State, Fresno), Mark Colyvan (U. of Tasmania), Michael Devitt (CUNY), Hartry Field (NYU), John Greco (Fordham U.),Terry Horgan (U. of Memphis), Hilary Kornblith (U. of Vermont), Mike Lynch (Conn, College), Eugene Mills (Virginia Commonwealth), Peter Momtchiloff (Oxford U. Press), David Rosenthal (CUNY), David Schmidtz (U. of Arizona), and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Dartmouth College).
This newsletter is designed by the Philosophy Department's Program Assistant, Shelly Burelle. Please visit our website at: http://vm.uconn.edu/~wwwphil where this Newsletter is located for miscellaneous links, including links to abstracts, and colloquium updates.
Any questions or comments should be directed to Shelly at email@example.com.
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