Department News

The Department of Philosophy is proud to announce that Professor Steve Daskal is a recipient of the 2015 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. Congratulations Professor Daskal! More>

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that Haley Dutmer has been chosen as the recipient of the 2015 College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Deans' Award. Congratulations Haley! More>

The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce that Jason Farr has been chosen winner of the Rafalson Essay Contest for 2015. Congratulations Jason! More >

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that Wes Siscoe has been selected for the 2015 Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Congratulations Wes!

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that Craig Warmke (M.A., NIU, 2008), a specialist in metaphysics, will join the faculty as assistant professor in August 2015. Craig is currently completing his Ph.D. at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Keep an eye out for his paper "Modal Intensionalism," appearing soon in The Journal of Philosophy.

Renee Jorgensen Bolinger (M.A., 2012), who created the above picture of the Philosophy Department faculty and the Philosopher Portraits series, just had her paper "The Pragmatics of Slurs" published in Noûs. Renee is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program in philosophy at University of Southern California.

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that Drew Johnson and Wes Siscoe have each been awarded the C. Mason and Madeline Myers Graduate Philosophy Award for 2015. More >

Andrew Chapman (M.A., 2009) has become Project Editor of 1000-Word Philosophy, "an ever-growing set of original 1000-word essays on philosophical topics."

Andy Carson (M.A., 2012) has received coverage in The Chronicle of Higher Education for his study of job placement by doctoral programs in philosophy. He has now published a follow-up study reporting on the placement records of M.A. programs in philosophy.

M. T. Daffenberg (B.A., 2001) has published a new novel, An American Gospel, with Publerati. An American Gospel is available for Kindle from Amazon.

Upcoming Events


Dr. Chris Kennedy, University of Chicago
Friday, September 18, 2015
3:00 p.m., Altgeld 315 

Dr. Samuel Scheffler, New York University
Friday, November 20, 2015
3:00 p.m., Holmes Student Center, University Suite