Department of Philosophy

A major in philosophy develops abilities useful for graduate or professional work in many fields -- law, for example -- and for any situation requiring clear, systematic thinking. A graduate degree in philosophy is necessary for college teaching in philosophy.

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  • Cassidy Finley -- APA paper

    Aug 8, 2020

    Congratulations to Cassidy Finley, whose paper -- "Aristotle and Philoponus on Bodiless Extension” -- has been accepted for presentation at the upcoming Central Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association...

  • Congratulations to Hyungrae Noh!

    Jul 15, 2020

    Hyungrae Noh (PhD 2019) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Sunchon National University, South Korea.  Congratulations, Hyungrae!!

  • Landon Elkind awarded postdoctoral fellowship at The University of Alberta

    Jul 14, 2020

    Congratulations to Landon Elkind (PhD, 2018), who has been awarded the prestigious Killam postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Alberta for 2020-2022.