The UA Philosophy Department is pleased to present the Spring 2014 Philosophy Colloquium Series featuring the following prominent speakers:

January 31
ALLEN BUCHANAN, Duke University, and RUSSELL POWELL, Boston University
"The Limits Of Evoluntionary Explanations Of Morality:  The Inclusivist Anomaly And Its Implications For Evoconservatism"

February 7
ELIJAH MILLGRAM, University of Utah
"Who Was The Author Of Nietzsche's Zarathustra... Read more

Post date: Wed, 12/11/2013 - 11:47

Congratulations to Vincent Redhouse, Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law (PPEL) major and senior undergraduate, who has won a $500 Magellan Circle Scholarship for his superior academic performance.


Post date: Mon, 11/25/2013 - 10:36

Congratulations to Dr. Laura Howard, Philosophy Lecturer and Advisor, who was named Professor of the Semester by the Zeta Beta Chapter of Chi Omega for outstanding dedication to the University of Arizona for the Fall 2013 semester. 


Post date: Thu, 11/21/2013 - 10:16


The UA Philosophy Department is pleased to present the Fall 2013 Philosophy Colloquium Series featuring the following prominent speakers:

September 13
RALF BADER, Oxford University
"Pragmatic Imperatives And The Value Of Happiness"

October 4
KEITH LEHRER, University of Arizona
"Perception And Knowledge: Epistemology Meets Aesthetics"

October 25
JASON BRENNAN, Georgetown University
"Why Not Capitalism?"

November 1
SOREN... Read more

Post date: Fri, 09/20/2013 - 09:49

Congratulations to Shaun Nichols and colleague, Jay Garfield (Smith College) who won a $249,926 grant from the John Templeton Foundation, one of 10 research teams selected for The Immortality Project at The University of California, Riverside.

Entitled "Death And The Self," their project will explore whether belief in the mutability of self reduces the fear of death and belief in an afterlife in Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist cultures.


Post date: Thu, 08/22/2013 - 14:52

Kendrick Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom David Schmidtz has been named a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for 2014-2015.

Founded in 1776 and the nation’s oldest honorary academic society, Phi Beta Kappa annually selects several internationally distinguished professors from among both public and private universities and colleges to represent the high values of the society by visiting and participating in the academic life of host... Read more

Post date: Thu, 05/09/2013 - 16:48

Regents Professor of Philosophy Julia Annas has been elected to the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned honorary society in the United States, having been founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743.

Election to this highly prestigious society, which includes prominent scholars from the sciences, arts and humanities as well as distinguished public figures, signals accomplishment at the highest level.

Congratulations, Julia, on this well-deserved honor.


Post date: Thu, 05/09/2013 - 16:19

Exploring Meaning through Movies

This spring, the study of linguistics and philosophy will combine with film to form a unique class offered by the University of Arizona, Ling/Phil 211: Meaning in Language and Society.

As part of the course “Meaning in Language and Society,” students will watch movies at The Loft Cinema that illustrate the linguistic, psychological and social aspects of meaning. For only $5 a movie, community members... Read more

Post date: Tue, 12/11/2012 - 15:43


The UA Philosophy Department is pleased to present the Fall 2012 Philosophy Colloquium Series featuring the following prominent speakers:

Friday, September 28, 3-5pm, Social Sciences 224
in conjunction with the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom
CHRISTOPHER W. MORRIS, Professor of Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park
"Putting Morals By Agreement In Its Place"

Friday, October 19, 3-5pm, Social Sciences 224
WILLIAM G. LYCAN,... Read more

Post date: Wed, 09/12/2012 - 09:43

 Oxford University Press has now published Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Virtue and Happiness: Essays in Honor of Julia Annas (2012), edited by Rachana Kamtekar, UA Associate Professor of Philosophy. This volume of original essays by many of the profession’s most prominent ancient philosophers and moral theorists honors Julia’s accomplishments over the course of her distinguished career.

In acknowledgement of her research program in ancient philosophy, ethics and... Read more

Post date: Wed, 09/12/2012 - 09:30


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