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Congratulations to Professor Christiana Olfert on receiving a Tufts Springboard Award for her work on The Connected Corpus.

On October 14, 2022, the Department of Philosophy held a Retirement Party to celebrate & honor Prof. Dan Dennett and Prof. George Smith.

On September 16, 2022, the Department of Philosophy sponsored a Symposium in the History of Philosophy in partnership with Boston University & Harvard University.

Congratulations to Professor Erin Kelly on her appointment as the current Fletcher Professor of Philosophy.

Professor Erin Kelly's book, Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist's Memoir of the Jim Crow South, has won the 2022 Biography Pulitzer Prize.

Professor Avner Baz’s first book, "When Words are Called For" (Harvard, 2012), is out in Japanese translation.

Professor Jody Azzouni’s new book "Attributing Knowledge: What It Means to Know Something" is out.

Professor Avner Baz’s new (second) book on aspect perception, "Wittgenstein on Aspect Perception", has been published by Cambridge University Press.

Professor George Smith and former Tufts Undergrad Dr. Raghav Seth’s book "Brownian Motion and Molecular Reality" has been released.

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The Connected Corpus

Professor Christiana Olfert creates website, "The Connected Corpus", as a living collection of annotated digital texts
The Ethics Bowl gave the incarcerated students “an opportunity to look at difficult problems through different perspectives, to realize that their perspective might not be the only reasonable perspective to think about something from,” said Susan Russinoff.

Learning Ethics in Prison

As part of the Tufts Prison Initiative, a philosophy teacher and her students held an Ethics Bowl with incarcerated students.