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Welcome to the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Department of Philosophy

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The Philosophy Department has a three-fold teaching mission, which consists of providing

1) A high quality education for Philosophy majors and minors, Religious Studies minors and other interdisciplinary minors to which the department contributes
2) High quality general education courses, including Reasoning and Argumentation 101
3) High quality courses in applied ethics for students in SIUE professional programs.

The Philosophy Department maintains a faculty with a wide range of philosophical interests and approaches.
This diversity is key to providing a quality undergraduate education that gives students the opportunity to explore a variety of areas of philosophy.
Our faculty are exemplary teacher-scholars, who are active in research and bring their scholarly expertise into the classroom.
The research accomplishments of the faculty contribute to its national reputation.


First meeting of our new Philosphy Club - The Lyceum - on Thursday, April 17th, from 5-7 pm at International Room on the MUC 2nd Floor. 

SIUE Department of Philosophy is hosting Coffee Hour for students interested in all things Philosophical! Friday, February 21, 12 PM – 1 PM, Peck Hall, in and around room 3212. 

SIUE Department of Philosophy recently presented Dr. Lewis Gordon: "Living Thought, Living Freedom: A Lecture in Black Existential Philosophy"
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SIUE recently hosted this year's Illinois Philosophical Association Conference
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For the latest updates on the department, current students, and alumni, read the current newsletter.
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Learn about Dr. Fatima's research on physician's character
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Read about Dr. Fields' innovative work into the use of technology to preserve Indigenous Knowledge-Systems
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Read what Dr. Reiheld writes about Reproductive Control, Marriage Equality, and the Gendered Division of Cooking on SIUE's Women's Studies Blog
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Learn about Dr. Fatima's outreach at the Edwardsville Public Library, "Women in Today's Muslim World"
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Learn about Donald Marquis's argument against abortion during the 7th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
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Learn about the recent Illinois Philosophical Association's annual conference
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Learn about Dr. Reiheld's medical ethics and transgender issues presentation
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Learn about Dr. Lueck's experience at a recent Kant conference in Belgium
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Learn about the Department of Philosophy's "Medicine in Action" speaker series
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Learn about the recent meeting of the St. Louis Area Philosophy of Science Association
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Majoring and Minoring in Philosophy at SIUE