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The Department of Philosophy



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.



Philosophy major, Corey Huber, has been awarded as a student laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois.

Philosophy Professor Alison Reiheld presented on "Righteous Anger, Civility and Silencing: Reponses to Being Criticized for Racism, Sexism, Ableism or Homophobia” as part of the Women’s Studies event series.

Philosophy Professor Gregory P. Fields facilitate presentation by master carver Felix Solomon. Solomon's work is part of Prof. Fields' book: “A Totem Pole History: the Work of Lummi Carver Joe Hillaire” 

Check out SIUE 9th Annual Philosophy Undergraduate Conference (covered in CAS here

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

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