Assistant Professor of Philosophy Jon Herington will present a paper, “Liberty, Fear and the State: Philosophical Perspectives on Security” at the workshop Security: Dialogue across disciplines to be held at the Université de Namur, Belgium, June 10 and 11. The workshop is part of a project which seeks to promote discussion between scholars working on security from the disciplines of Philosophy, History, Law, Criminology and International Relations. Herington's work considers the centrality of security to the ethics of emergencies.
The Department of Philosophy Newsletter
Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA Instructor Screening Begins: 06.5.14
Instructor, one year, beginning August 2014. AOS: Open. AOC: Open. Teaching competence in introductory logic preferred. PhD or Advanced ABD. Three introductory undergraduate courses for each of two semesters (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015); minimal departmental service. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to and appreciation for teaching students from diverse, multi-cultural backgrounds. Salary $45,000, with benefits. Send application package (Letter of application, CV, teaching statement and evidence of teaching competence submitted as a single PDF file plus 3 letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org.). Review of applications will start on June 5, and will continue until the position is filled. KansasStateUniversity is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer actively seeking diversity among its employees. The Philosophy Department strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. In accordance with Kansas Board of Regents policy, the University is required to run a background check on the final candidate.
The Department of Philosophy proudly announces the winners of our annual Essay Competition, underwritten by the generous sponsorship of Fred and Virginia Merrill. The prize was shared this year by Dillon Rockrohr and Andy Rogers.
We also congratulate Jonathan Bostrom, majoring in both Philosophy and Anthropology, for his election to Phi Beta Kappa!
Who we are
Our department has strengths in philosophy of science, social and political philosophy, philosophy of language, decision theory, ethics, aesthetics, and philosophy of mathematics. We are an undergraduate-focused department that is also very active in research, giving our students the opportunity to participate in philosophical research while still undergraduates.
We offer a variety of options within the major program to provide flexibility in organizing a course of studies with philosophy at its center. We also offer a minor. Our program in philosophy gives students an understanding of traditional philosophical subjects such as the nature and justification of moral values, religious and scientific explanations of the world, the rationality of social institutions, and the nature of reasoning and argument. It also helps students develop critical habits of thinking and skill in understanding complex issues. Consequently, philosophy is an appropriate subject around which to organize a general education for any purpose. Our majors go to law school, medical school, graduate programs in philosophy and related areas, become ministers, and open their own businesses, and all of them credit our program with preparing them for successful careers.
LSAT, GMAT and GRE scores for philosophy majors rank in the top three nationally virtually every year. Also, philosophy majors have among the highest acceptance rates at law schools and medical schools each year. For instance, K-State philosophy majors over the last twenty years have had an acceptance rate at law schools of over 96%.
Free Philosophy Tutoring is held Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 1:30-2:30 in Dickens Hall 201.