News from the Philosophy Department
New Books by Philosophy Department Authors
Prof. Bill Vanderburgh's book, David Hume on Miracles, Evidence, and Probability was published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2019. A paperback edition followed the next year.
Philosophy Faculty in the News
Lecturer Brandon Johns was selected by the CSUSB women's soccer team to receive the MVP (Most Valuable Professor) award in Fall 2021.
Lecturer Joseph Dowd's article, "Thought-suppression in the Pātañjalayogaśāstra: against Ian Whicher's interpretation of Patañjali's yoga," has been published in the journal Asian Philosophy.
Prof. Eric Bayruns Garcia's article, "Judging Students and Racial Injustice," has been accepted for publication in the American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy.
Prof. Eric Bayruns Garcia's article, "Racial Injustice and Information Flow," has been accepted for publication in the journal, Feminist Philosophy Quarterly.
Prof. Eric Bayruns Garcia's article, "On Anticipatory-Epistemic Injustice and the Distinctness of Epistemic-Injustice Phenomena" has been published in the journal Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 10, No. 7 (2021): 48-57.
Lecturer Fidel Arnecillo has had a short essay published on 9/13/2021 in "Current," an online journal of commentary and opinion on contemporary culture, politics, and ideas.
Prof. Kaitlyn Creasy has been awarded the prestigious American Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship from the American Association of University Women. It will fund her project on stubborn social emotions and their harms for the 2021-22 academic year.
Prof. Eric Bayruns Garcia was nominated and elected to serve a three-year appointment on the American Philosophical Association’s Committee on Hispanics/Latinxs beginning in July of 2021.
Prof. Bill Vanderburgh presented a talk virtually on "What We Don't Know Could Fill the Universe - And It Does" at the Lichtenberg Seminar in the History and Philosophy of Physics, University of Bonn (Germany) on June 29, 2021.
Prof. Eric Bayruns Garcia presented a paper on, ‘Belief Content and Rationality: Why Racist Beliefs Are Not Rational’ at The New Mexico Texas Philosophical Society on 5/21/2021.
Prof. Eric Bayruns Garcia and his work were featured on an episode of the Always Already, political theory podcast.
Prof. Bill Vanderburgh gave an invited conference presentation, "Multi-Messenger Metaphysics: Evidence and Inference in Astrophysics and Cosmology," at the Philosophy of Dark Matter Workshop organized by the Epistemology of the LHC research collaboration and the Lichtenberg Group for the History and Philosophy of Physics, March 29, 2021 (via Zoom).
Prof. Bill Vanderburgh was an invited discussion panelist for Sabine Hossenfelder's "Is Dark Matter Real?" in the Golden Webinar series sponsored by the Instituto de Astrofisica, Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile, March 19, 2021 (via Zoom).
Prof. Eric Bayruns Garcia’s work on racial injustice and the news was featured on an episode of the Philosophy In Color podcast. It was released March 5, 2021.
Prof. Eric Bayruns Garcia presented, “Vindicating Cross-Generational Blame: Why Protestors Appropriately Topple Monuments of Columbus and Robert E. Lee,” at the University of Texas at El Paso’s Struggle and Liberation conference on March 4, 2021.
Prof. Eric Bayruns Garcia presented “Belief content and Rationality: Why Racist Beliefs Are Not Rational,” at the City University of New York’s Logic and Metaphysics workshop on March 15, 2021.