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A group of students from Prof. Susan Russinoff's Ethics Bowl course (PHIL 091) are working with the new Tufts incarcerated student cohort at MCI-Concord through the Tufts University Prison Initiative of Tisch College. Prof. Hilary Binda, founding director of the initiative, has incorporated an ethics bowl component into the English 1 course she is teaching this spring to the 26 people pursuing their associate's degree in the liberal arts over the next 4 years by taking Tufts courses while serving time. The Tufts students are helping her students at Concord to identify ethical issues, use cogent ethical reasoning to support their positions, and respond thoughtfully to opponents' arguments. This work will culminate in an Ethics Bowl competition at the end of the semester, judged by Tufts Ethics Bowl students. Student participants from Medford include: Chris Wingard, Reece Wallace, Will Youman, Indigo Naar, Abby Feldman, Sarah Wiener, Monika Greco, and Ria Mazumdar. Profs. Binda and Russinoff look forward to further collaboration between Tufts philosophy students and the Tufts students incarcerated at MCI-Concord.
Pictured, from left to right: Reece Wallace, Chris Wingard, Monika Greco, Abby Feldman, and Indigo Naar.

Professors Avner Baz and Nancy Bauer will speak at an international conference titled ‘Continuing Cavell: Must We Mean at Fifty’ on Saturday and Sunday, February 9-10, 2019, 9:00am-5:30pm, at Boston University's Kilichand Center 610 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston.

Prof. Susan Russinoff was selected by the Jonathan M.Tisch College of Civic Life to be a faculty fellow for the academic year 2018-2019. With support from Tisch, she will continue her work on pre-college philosophy. She has hosted the New England High School Ethics Bowl for the past five years and last spring she offered a new course on teaching philosophy to young children (Phil. 91: Philosophy for Children.) She plans to design a companion course to Phil. 91 that will take Tufts undergraduates into the community to introduce philosophy to and facilitate philosophical discussion with young people in settings such as schools, after school programs, and public libraries.

On December 10, 2018, Professor Avner Baz will host a day-long doctoral workshop on Ordinary Language Philosophy, at the University of Zurich.

Professor Erin Kelly's book published: "The Limits of Blame: Rethinking Punishment and Responsibility" (Harvard University Press, 2018.)

Professor Daniel Dennet's "Science of the Soul" published in the New Yorker

Professor Susan Russinoff awarded Professor of the Year by Student Body Senate.

Professor Brian Epstein is awarded the Lakatos Award for his book The Ant Trap: Rebuilding the Foundations of the Social Sciences

Professor Daniel Dennet's "Science of the Soul" published in the New Yorker

In Memoriam:
Hugo Bedau
Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus

Congratulations to our Neubauer Faculty Fellow: Assistant Professor Dilip Ninan

Announcing New Faculty Publications.

Read about Prof. Denby's teaching technique in this month's Tufts Now.

Read about Prof. Jackendoff's "Train of Thought".