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The UMSL Philosophy Department has a vibrant and fruitful faculty, and also supports its graduate students as they present and publish works.  Below is a list of the latest news by its faculty and students.

Our M.A. students this winter have been admitted to many Ph.D. programs for the fall, including Rutgers, Virginia, Washington U, Colorado, Wisconsin, UC-Irvine, Ohio State, Syracuse and others.

Gualitero Piccinini has won an NSF Scholars Award for "Explaining Cognition Mechanistically".

Billy Dunaway's "Luck: Evolutionary and Epistemic" is forthcoming in Episteme and is available online.

Jill Delston collaborated with Huei-Wern Shen, & Yi Wang on “Does Sense Of Benevolence Influence Volunteering and Caregiving Among Older People?” in Social Work Research (in Press).

Eric Wiland's "Peer Disagreement and the Dunning-Kruger Effect" is forthcoming in Episteme and can be found online, while his"Moral Testimony: Going on the Offensive" appeared in Oxford Studies in Metaethics, volume 12 (2017).

Lauren Olin's "Questions for a Theory of Humor" is forthcoming in Philosophy Compass, and her "Is Every Epistemology a Virtue Epistemology?" is forthcoming in Epistemic Situationism, Oxford University Press.

Lauren Olin, Thomas Ames, and Şerife Tekin served as critics of Philip Gerrans' The Measure of Madness at the upcoming APA Central.

Laura Miller presented “Adaptive Value: Finding Rationality in the Risks of the Global Poor" at the VIII Braga Meetings on Ethics and Political Philosophy in 
Braga, Portugal on June 8-9, 2017.

Jill Delston has won the 2016 Legendary Triton Award for outstanding faculty or staff member.

Ronald Munson’s Intervention and Reflection, the most widely used bioethics text in the U.S., has appeared in its 10th edition.

Billy Dunaway's "Ethical Vagueness and Practical Reasoning" appeared in The Philosophical Quarterly.

Dunaway will also spoke on "Epistemological Motivations for Anti-Realism" at the Language, Epistemology, and Metaphysics seminar at the Institute of Philosophy in London, 29 November 2016.

Jill Delston & Larry May's Applied Ethics: A Multicultural Approach has appeared in its 6th edition.

Delston planned the 12th Annual Philosophy of Management International Conference at Webster University.

Delston was also interviewed in the Blog of the American Philosophical Association.

Stephanie Ross's "Criticism" has appeared in The Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Literature.

Thomas Ames (MA student) presented "Intentionality and Aesthetics as Art in Nature" at the Gonzaga Graduate Philosophy Conference.

Thomas Ames presented "Trusting the Group in Pursuit of an Incognizant Common Good" at the Arizona State University Graduate Philosophy Conference and the Midsouth Philosophy Conference.

Ames  also presented "The Population Desideratum" at the Southeast Philosphy Congress, where it will also be published in its proceedings.

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