Congratulations to Chris Howard, graduating doctoral student in philosophy, who has received the 2017 Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics for his paper "The Fundamentality Of Fit." The Marc Sanders Priza is an annual essay competition open to scholars who are within fifteen years of receiving a PhD or students currently enrolled in a graduate program. The award the prize is $10,000 and winning essays will be published in Oxford Studies in Metaethics. Chris will present his paper at the... Read more

Post date: Thu, 06/01/2017 - 08:19


Summer PHIL classes are now available for registration! 

The following Philosophy classes are available ONLINE over the Summer.  Take this opportunity to get ahead on your required units.  Many of them fulfill Tier I & II General Education requirements.

Pre Session  (May 16-Jun 4)
PHIL 150B1—Personal Morality  (Tier I... Read more

Post date: Tue, 04/11/2017 - 16:32


The UA Philosophy Department is pleased to present the Spring 2017 Philosophy Colloquium Series featuring the following prominent speakers:

January 27  Neil Sinhababu  (National University of Singapore)
February 3  Jenann Ismael (University of Arizona)
February 10  Alex Grzankowski (Birkbeck, University of London)
February 17  Sukaina Hirji  (Virginia Tech University)
February 24  Alison Fernandes (University of... Read more

Post date: Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:52

Congratulations to the following Philosophy and PPEL (Philosophy Politics Economics & Law) majors, who have been selected as Student Ambassadors for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences in 2016/2017. 

Xena Hindy  (PHIL)
Kevin Kallet  (PPEL)
Malhar Makandeya  (PPEL)
Aleksandra Petkovic  (PHIL, PPEL)
Noor Rana  (PPEL)
Travis Velasquez  (PPEL)

Student ambassadors are a select group of 38 undergraduate students who represent outstanding campus... Read more

Post date: Thu, 06/23/2016 - 10:45

Congratulations to Ahva Sadeghi, Philosophy Politics Economics & Law major, who has been selected for one of the 2016 Humanity in Action Fellowship programs in Europe and the US.  Forty-eight students and recent graduates were selected out of an extremely competitive pool of 513 applicants from universities and colleges across the US.  Ahva will join Fellows from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland and Ukraine to participate in the Humanity... Read more

Post date: Wed, 04/27/2016 - 16:33


The Philosophy Department invites you to attend the Philosophy of Science Workshop, March 26-28.


Friday, Feb 26
3-5pm     Philosophy Dept Colloquium: BARRY LOEWER, Rutgers University
                 "The Mentaculus Vision"

Saturday, Feb 27
9am-12pm     THOMAS BLANCHARD, University of California, Berkeley, and Wesleyan University
                          "Huemean Laws and Unification"
                         JENANN ISMAEL,... Read more

Post date: Wed, 02/24/2016 - 10:48

Congratulations to Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law (PPEL) majors, Karina Barraza, Allison Hardy, Miranda Jones, Dominic Medina, Meezan Mir, Giovanni Nino, Andrew Soukhome, and Shannon Sylvester, and Philosophy majors Kendall Dunn and Cory Sprott, who have won $500 Magellan Circle Scholarships for their superior academic performance.  Philosophy and... Read more

Post date: Fri, 01/15/2016 - 13:27

The Seventh Annual Arizona Workshop in Normative Ethics will be held at the Westward Look Resort in Tucson, Arizona, from January 14 through January 16, 2016.

Normative ethical theory addresses general questions about the right and the good and attempts to answer such questions as: What sorts of actions are right or wrong and why? What sort of person ought one to become and why? Normative ethical theories, including, for instance, versions of consequentialism, deontology,... Read more

Post date: Tue, 12/01/2015 - 10:44

Rachana Kamtekar

Shaun Nichols







The Downtown Lecture Series presented by the UA College of Social &... Read more

Post date: Wed, 09/09/2015 - 11:24


The UA Philosophy Department is pleased to present the 2015-16 Philosophy Colloquium Series featuring the following prominent speakers:

September 4
NOMY ARPALY, Brown University
"In Defense Of Benevolence"

September 11
ANDREW WILLIAMS, University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
"Political Constructivism And State-Given Reasons"

September 18
VLADIMIR KRSTIC, University of Auckland
"Must A Liar Say What He Does Not Believe? An Essay On... Read more

Post date: Mon, 08/31/2015 - 09:57


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