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Department of Philosophy

Upcoming Events

During the Fall and Spring semesters, (almost) every Thursday at 4pm in Dickens 201 for Rationali-tea--drink tea, eat cookies, and chat with faculty, staff, and students from the philosophy department. All are welcome!

Philosophy Lab: Throughout Spring 2018, join us most Tuesdays from 7-8pm for an hour of writing in Dickens Hall. View flyer for more details.

Philosophy Club: The Spring 2018 Philosophy Club schedule is TBD!

For the most recent department newsletter, click here.

Recent News

Faculty News

Philosophy in the News

Professor Jon Herington's work on security and climate change has attracted the attention of news organizations reporting on the impact of recent natural disasters. You can watch those news segments here:


Student News

The winner of the 2018 Merrill Philosophy Essay Competition is Logan Kressly, for his paper titled "Georgian Perfectionism and Same-Sex Marriage." In his paper, Kressly argues that Robert George's perfectionist political theory---which, according to George, supports the view that the state should recognize and promote only traditional (heterosexual) marriage---in fact supports the view that the state should recognize and promote both heterosexual and same-sex marriage. Congratulations, Logan!

The essay competition is underwritten by funds provided by Fred and Virginia Merrill, whom we thank for their generosity.