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.
SIUE recently hosted this year's Illinois Philosophical Association Conference
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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
Learn about Dr. Fatima's outreach at the Edwardsville Public Library, "Women in Today's Muslim World"
Learn about Donald Marquis's argument against abortion during the 7th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
Learn about the recent Illinois Philosophical Association's annual conference
Learn about Dr. Reiheld's medical ethics and transgender issues presentation
Learn about Dr. Lueck's experience at a recent Kant conference in Belgium
Learn about the Department of Philosophy's "Medicine in Action" speaker series
Learn about the recent meeting of the St. Louis Area Philosophy of Science Association