Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy is part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and offers both a Major and a Minor in Philosophy.

The Department counts 21 full-time faculty members working in a variety of specialties, who are active scholars committed to undergraduate education. They 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 students with a foundation in the history of philosophy and 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.

Faculty Office Winter 2023

Last Name First Name Office Hours Office Email
August John Mon/Wed/Fri 12:00-1:00pm; W 3:00-4:00pm B3 215 MAK
Byrnes Jeffrey Mon/Wed 12:00-1:15pm B3 217 MAK
Castelao-Lawless Teresa Thurs 11:30am-12:30pm and by zoom appointment B3 207 MAK
Hogg Charles (Rob) Tues/Thurs 1:00-2:00pm B3 219 MAK
Jampol-Petzinger Andrew not teaching this semester B3 204 MAK
Kovacs Elizabeth Thurs 5:15-6:30pm and by appointment B3 227 MAK
LaGuardia-LoBianco Alycia Thurs 11:00am-1:00pm (virtual) and by appointment B3 205 MAK
Loeffler Ronald Tues/Thurs 2:30-3:30pm and by appointment B3 206 MAK
Ni Peimin Tues/Thurs 2:30-3:30pm and by appointment B3 210 MAK
Parker Kelly Mon/Wed 2:00-2:45pm and by appointment B3 200 MAK
Parkhurst William Tues 5:30-6:30pm B3 212 MAK
Pestana Mark Tues/Thurs 1:00-5:00pm B3 202 MAK
Shang Geling Tues/Thurs 1:00-2:30pm B3-208 MAK
Spear Andrew on sabbatical B3 213 MAK
Uglietta John Tues 1:00-3:00pm B3 209 MAK
Vessey David Mon/Wed/Fri 12:00-1:00pm and by appointment B3 201
Xie Wenhui Mon/Wed 1:00-3:00pm; Tues/Thurs 4:00-5:00pm B3 203 MAK

Department and Student Events

2023 Dewey J. Hoitenga Essay Contest

April 14, 2023 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Submissions welcome until April 14, 2023 at noon

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