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Philosophy Department News

  • John Pinheiro (History), Chair of the Philosophy Department, has been elected to the National Network Board of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts. Congrats, John!


  • Bryan Pilkington, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, writes article in medical ethics. Professor Pilkington's paper, On Omissions and Artificial Hydration and Nutrition, was recently published in the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. Congrats, Bryan!


  • Mackenzie Kane, ‘14 wins inaugural Saint Catherine of Sienna Philosophy Award. Congrats, Mackenzie!


  • AQ Philosophy Librarian Susan Ponischil has been promoted to Associate Librarian. Congratulations, Susan!


  • Two Philosophers Win Emerging Scholars Award. Ben Stitt will receive funding to work on a project titled: Changing Definitions of Basic Human Rights: Does Society Have An Obligation To Provide? ┬áRyan Connette will receive funding to work on a project titled: The Relationship Between the Active and Contemplative Life. Congratulations to Ben and Ryan!


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Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. It is distinguished from other manners of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument.



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