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Department News

Anthony Chiarito (M.A., 2011) has been named one of "The 10 Most Powerful Young People Working in PR Today" by The Observer.

Philosophy major Matthew Wolf won the 2017 Illinois Philosophical Association Undergraduate Student Essay Contest for his essay "Negative Existentials: A Problem of Mistaken Beliefs."

Prof. Valia Allori discusses "Gravity and the Dark Side of Science" at the Institute for Arts and Ideas.

Prof. Mylan Engel received a Service-Learning Faculty Fellowship to offer a new course on The Philosophy of Food in Spring 2017.

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Upcoming Events

Katrina Sifferd, Elmhurst College


February 2, 2018
3:00 p.m., Altgeld 315

Tomas Bogardus, Pepperdine University


March 9, 2018
3:00 p.m., Altgeld 315

Anjan Chakravartty, University of Notre Dame


April 6, 2018
3:00 p.m., Altgeld 315

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Department of Philosophy
Northern Illinois University
Zulauf Hall 915
DeKalb, IL 60115
Fax: (815) 753-0543

Jessica Williams, Office Staff
Phone: (815) 753-0331

Jonie Barshinger, Office Manager
Phone: (815) 753-0333

Undergraduate Advisor

Prof. Steve Daskal
Office: Zulauf 1026
Phone: (815) 753-6410

Graduate Advisor

Prof. Geoff Pynn
Office: Zulauf 924
Phone: (815) 753-6414

Department Chair

David J. Buller
Phone: (815) 753-6299