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Tenure-Track Position in European Philosophy The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2019. Area of specialization: European Philosophy, particularly any figure or theme in French or German philosophy roughly from Nietzsche onwards. Areas of competence: Open

“Opposites and Explanation in Heraclitus”
Abstract: In this paper I offer a new interpretation of Heraclitus’ use of opposites. I argue that Heraclitus’ use of opposites was a reaction against the way opposites were being used by his Ionian predecessors…

“What Does It Mean For A Philosopher To Have Impact?”
Abstract: There’s increasing pressure on academics to engage in their community. But what does this mean for experts whose specialisation lies in the most esoteric branches of philosophy…

“Contractualism as Solidarity: Risk, Hope, and the Agential Stance”
Abstract: How should contractualism address the acceptability of risk imposition? I argue that Scanlonian contractualism, even with recent modifications, cannot provide a plausible answer…

“Fully Truth-Functional Modal Logic”
Abstract: Modal logic (the logic of possibility and necessity) is commonly understood as being non-truth-functional or, at best, only partially truth-functional. If so…

“What’s the Damage? Nietzsche on the Harms of Morality”
Abstract: Nietzsche’s critique of morality, especially in On the Genealogy of Morality, takes morality as one system of values among many possible alternatives….

“Social Accommodation”
Abstract: David Lewis argued that scorekeeping in a language game is importantly different from scorekeeping in games like baseball because language follows a rule of accommodation.