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Department News

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


David Clark and Caley Howland are co-winners of the 2017 C. Mason and Madeline Myers Graduate Philosophy Award for outstanding achievement in graduate study in philosophy.


The department is sorry to announce the passing of Professor Emeritus James Dye (1934-2016). Dr. Dye served the Philosophy Department with distinction from 1966 until his retirement in 2003.


The department mourns the passing of our friend and retired colleague Tomis Kapitan (1949-2016). A service to commemorate his life will be held in Oak Park on Saturday, December 17, 2:30-5:00 p.m. (see details).


Senior major David Lorenzo won the 2016 Illinois Philosophical Association Undergraduate Student Essay Contest for his essay "Non-Sensitivity to Character Flaws: Not a Threat to the Traditional Account of Right Action."


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Upcoming Events

Neil Sinhababu 
National University of Singapore

A Reliable Route from Is to Ought

Friday, November 18th, 2016
3:00 p.m., Altgeld 315


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Department of Philosophy
Northern Illinois University
Zulauf Hall 915
DeKalb, IL 60115
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Jessica Williams, Office Staff
Phone: (815) 753-0331
Email: jwilliams4@niu.edu

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Phone: (815) 753-0333
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Undergraduate Advisor

Prof. Steve Daskal
Office: Zulauf 922
Phone: (815) 753-6410
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Graduate Advisor

Prof. David J. Buller
Office: Zulauf 902
Phone: (815) 753-6299
Email: buller@niu.edu

Department Chair

David J. Buller
Phone: (815) 753-6299
Email: buller@niu.edu