Welcome to the Department of Philosophy

Breaking News


To James Taplin, who received his MA in F ’13; his paper “Exemplars and Saints: A Virtue Ethical Response to Moral Saints Problems” has been selected for presentation at the April 16-20 2014 Pacific Division APA Meeting in San Diego.


Jen White, who will receive her MA in SP ’14, will present her paper “Zhi 智 (Wisdom) as a Metacognitive Virtue in the Mengzi” on the Group Program of the International Society for Comparative Studies of Chinese and Western Philosophy. Professor Sowaal is giving an invited paper on “Mary Astell and the Development of Vice: Pride, Courtship, and the Human Nature Question” on the Main Program. Professor Emeritus Bach is giving an invited paper on “Mean and Nasty Talk: On the Semantics and Pragmatics of Slurs” on the Main Program. Professor Silvers is speaking on “Implementation on the APA’s Nondiscrimination Policy” on the Main Program. Professor Landy is giving a paper on “A Rebuttal to a Classic Objection to Kant’s Argument in the First Analogy” for the Society for German Idealism on the Group Program. Professors Fairweather, Sveinsdottir, Toh, and van Fraassen will chair sessions on the Main Program.