Colin Allen, recently Distinguished Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh,and Adina Roskies, currently Helman Family Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Dartmouth College, have both accepted senior offers from the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Professor Allen is known for his research in philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science, and philosophy of biology. He is the author, with Wendell Wallach, of Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong. (OUP 2009), among many other works, which you can learn about here. He also helped develop the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and created InPhO, the Internet Philosophy Ontology project.
He started at Santa Barbara on July 1st.
Professor Roskies is known for her work in philosophy of science, cognitive science, and philosophy of mind, as well as on topics such as free will, moral responsibility, agency, and neuroethics. She was also one of several co-principal investigators on the $7 million grant project, “Consciousness and Free Will: A Joint Neuroscientific-Philosophical Investigation.” You can learn more about her writings here and here.
She takes up her new position at Santa Barbara in January, 2024.