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.
Friday March 27th from 1:30-3:30 Dr. Marcus Hedahl will be presenting at a colloquium on the topic "Collective Agent / Collective Act: How the Capacity for Moral Agency is a Feature of Collective Actions rather than Collective Actors”
The Tenth Annual Philosophy Conference will take place September 25th and 26th, it will feature a keynote speech by Dr. L.A. Paul from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Philosophy Major, Stephen Wilke recieves the Robert A. Gray Memorial Award for Philosophy and the John Mareing Scholarship for his paper concerning High School outreach.
David Favre recieves the Carol A. Keene Scholarship in Philosophy for outstanding performance in philosophy at SIUE.
Grant Claunch recieves the Religious Studies Scholarship.
Teryl Thurman recieves the Ober Honors Award in Philosophy for her outstanding performance in a philosophy class.
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