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The Department of Philosophy

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MISSION STATEMENT

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.

DEPARTMENTAL NEWS


Check out SIUE 9th Annual Philosophy Undergraduate Conference 

The Diverse Lineages of Existentialism Conference, hosted by Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville received much deserved press on fostering diversity within the profession of Philosophy. 

The Lyceum is holding its first meeting of the year on September 4th from 5-7 PM in the International Room of the MUC on a student discussion on Ferguson and the Police State

We welcome Dr. Richard Fry to the Philosophy Department. Dr. Fry graduated from Georgetown University in 2013 and will be joining us in Fall 2014.

For our latest departmental newsletter, see here.

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