Our department has a long and distinguished history of producing cutting-edge research and academic excellence. Our community includes scholars at all levels who engage with each other and the world outside to produce philosophy that is rigorous and meaningful. We believe the skills acquired through philosophical training at the college level are valuable whatever one's ultimate career turns out to be.
Whatever your career aspirations, the study of philosophy can help in strengthening your preparation, through developing your capacities to think and reason well, to deal critically and analytically with the ideas, the concepts, the problems, and the methodologies central to your chosen profession. Yet the study of philosophy equips you not just with skills for a trade or profession; it equips you with an important skill for living.
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November 21, 2019
Joseph Levine's work will be the focus of the second biannual Mind Brazil Workshop in Ouro Preto, Brazil, August 17-19, 2020. Along with the keynote address by Professor Levine, other featured...
October 16, 2019
John Kendzierski (BA 1978), working with the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the Department of Philosophy establishes the Valuing Humanities Scholarship with a gift of $125,000.
Patrick Grafton-Cardwell, “Debugging the Case for Creationism”. Philosophical Studies.
Sophie Horowitz, “The Truth Problem for Permissivism”. Journal of Philosophy.
Kevin Klement, “New Logic and the Seeds of Analytic Philosophy: Boole, Frege”. In Shand (ed.), A Companion to Nineteenth-Century Philosophy.
Justin Mooney, “Multilocation Without Time Travel”. Erkenntnis.
Justin Mooney, “Self-Colocation: A Colocation Puzzle for Endurantists”. Synthese.
Alejandro Pérez Carballo, “Negation, Expressivism, and Intentionality”. Philosophical Quarterly.
Peter Graham, “Avoidable Harm”. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
Phil Bricker. “Composition as identity, Leibniz’s Law, and slice-sensitive emergent properties”. Synthese.
Lu Chen. “Do simple infinitesimal parts solve Zeno’s paradox of measure?” Synthese.
Peter Graham, “An Argument for Objective Possibilism”. Ergo.
Hilary Kornblith. Second Thoughts and the Epistemological Enterprise. Cambridge University Press.
Ned Markosian. “Sideways music”. Analysis.
Justin Mooney. “From a cosmic fine-tuner to a perfect being”. Analysis.
Vanessa de Harven. “The Resistance to Stoic Blending”. Rhizomata.