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Department News

Professor Mylan Engel will speak on "Eating Sustainably, Eating Well: Effective Ways to Reduce Our Ecological Footprint at Meal Times" for the College of Business Passport Program on November 13 at 5:00 p.m. in Barsema Hall 300.


Congratulations to Sarah Castle (B.A., philosophy, 2019) for taking First Place in the 2019 Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day Humanities Awards.


Congratulations to Anna Rdzok (B.A., philosophy, 2019) for taking Third Place in the 2019 Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day Humanities Awards.


Congratulations to Mack Sullivan (M.A., expected 2019) for being the Philosophy Department's recipient of the Graduate School's 2019 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, in recognition of distinction in the area of scholarship.


Congratulations to Brian Wagner (B.A., 2007; M.A., 2009), who just received the Rock Valley College Faculty of the Year Award.


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Upcoming Events

Sarah Paul, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Perseverance and Planning in the Face of Doubt

October 24, 2019
3:30 p.m., Holmes Student Center, University Suite


Bruce Russell, Wayne State University

The Problem of Evil: In Defense of Atheism

November 1, 2019
3:00 p.m., Holmes Student Center, University Suite


Valerie Tiberius, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Value Fulfillment, Ill-Being, and Oppression

November 8, 2019
3:00 p.m., Holmes Student Center, University Suite


Stephen Asma and Rami Gabriel, Columbia College Chicago

The Emotional Mind: The Affective Roots of Culture and Cognition

November 15, 2019
3:00 p.m., Stevens Building, Room 170A


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Contact Us

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

Main Office Hours
Monday 8:00-noon, 1:00-5:00
Tuesday 8:00-noon, 1:00-2:45
Wednesday 8:00-noon, 1:00-4:30
Thursday 8:00-noon, 1:00-5:00
Friday 8:00-noon, 1:00-5:00

Jessica Williams, Office Staff
Phone: (815) 753-0331
Email: jwilliams4@niu.edu

Undergraduate Advisor

Prof. Steve Daskal
Office: Zulauf 1026
Phone: (815) 753-6410
Email: sdaskal@niu.edu

Graduate Advisor

Prof. Lenny Clapp
Office: Zulauf 903
Phone: (815) 753-6414
Email: lclapp@niu.edu

Department Chair

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