Welcome to the Department of Philosophy


Philosophy is traditionally defined as the love of wisdom, the ability to think well about the foundations of human action, the nature of reality and the purposes and priorities of life.

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Congratulations to Amasha Lyons-Clark, who has been selected to attend PIKSI Boston, June 19-26, 2018, and thus will become an Alain Locke Fellow upon completion of the program. 

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New post on the relation between consciousness, attention and communication.

Drs. Montemayor and Fairweather question the types of communication conveyed through consciousness and attention on Psychology Today's blog:

  1. Why is so much of human communication...

Hot off the press! Dr. Montemayor and Dr. Fairweather: Knowledge, Dexterity, and Attention: A Theory of Epistemic Agency.

Contemporary cognitive science clearly tells us that attention is modulated for speech and action. While these forms of goal-directed attention are very well researched in psychology, they have...