John Uglietta, Unit Head
Christine DeMichieli, Office Coordinator
Mackinac Hall B3-105
Allendale, Michigan 49401
Tel (616) 331-2114
Fax (616) 331-2601
The Department of Philosophy is part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences http://www.gvsu.edu/clas/ and offers both a Major and a Minor in Philosophy.
The Department counts 22 full-time faculty members working in a variety of specialties.
The Department's international faculty is made of active scholars who are committed to undergraduate education. They are at Grand Valley to share their expertise in a wide variety of philosophical schools, national traditions, historical periods, and specialized areas of philosophical work.
The curriculum is designed to provide a foundation of solid understanding of the history of philosophy, but also to encourage students to pursue work in their own areas of interest. Formal coursework is only one part of the Philosophy student's education. Since inquiry and study are most fruitful when conducted in a vital community of fellow scholars, the Department is committed to offering a number of excellent learning opportunities that go beyond traditional classroom structures.
Use the following link or click navigation tab on the left entitled Course Offerings for a list of Philosophy 200-400 courses: current-course-offerings-2017-18-108.htm
All are invited to attend our series of colloquium presentations by GVSU faculty and guests. Click link for Winter 2018 Colloquium schedule. Colloquium Winter 2018
For details on most current Colloquium Event, go to Event tab and choose Upcoming Colloquium on drop down.
This Year’s Conference
Friday April 20 and Saturday April 21
Call for Papers 2018
Submission Deadline: February 18, 2018
Key Note Speaker:
(University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
This year we are very pleased to have Professor
Margaret Atherton, expert in early modern philosophy, philosophy of psychology, and feminist historian, as our keynote speaker. Here keynote will be delivered the evening of April 20 and is entitled:
What Locke Thought About Innate Ideas
Undergraduates working in all areas of philosophy are encouraged to submit. Full paper requirements and submission details are in the conference
This year’s conference will take place at Grand Valley State’s Downtown Campus, the Pew Campus. Details to follow.
Full information and CFP available at the following links!