Cosmic cliffs of Carina Nebula

Is there life out there? Scientists and philosophers aim to find out

April 10, 2024

CU Boulder is one of five ‘spokes’ of the Leverhulme Centre for Life in the Universe, charged with exploring the nature and extent of life in the universe.

School girls holding PridePads in Cameroon

Reducing gender inequality, one biodegradable menstrual pad at a time

Dec. 5, 2023

Through his nonprofit, Ajume Wingo, CU Boulder associate professor of philosophy, is providing sanitary pads and menstrual education in his home country, Cameroon.

Two people holding hands

Budding philosopher makes a (qualified) defense of monogamy

Sept. 25, 2023

In a recently published paper, CU Boulder PhD student highlights some of the benefits of being in a monogamous relationship, for those who are so inclined.


Is it hubris to think we matter?

Aug. 30, 2023

It is a mistake to conclude from here that our planet and we, as a species, matter much less than we thought.

View of Earth taken by NASA Voyager

Pale Blue Dot or bust?

Aug. 30, 2023

Rather than embracing escapist fantasies of colonizing space, humankind needs to commit itself to saving the planet, expert says.

Should I be laughing at this?

Aug. 10, 2023

In a recent defense of strong comic immoralism, CU Boulder philosophy student Connor Kianpour argues for the aesthetic value of immoral humor.

the thinker

Prof set to lead the American Philosophical Association

July 18, 2023

Bob Pasnau, CU Boulder professor of philosophy, outlines some of his goals upon becoming the APA’s Central Division president while also making a case for the value of studying philosophy in college.

Image of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.

How do we judge the long-dead? Prof proposes new way to gauge

March 14, 2023

In recently published essay, CU Boulder philosophy professor offers new method for judging long-passed historical figures who, by modern standards, exemplify both redeeming and repulsive qualities.

Someone holding their hand to a cow

Ethicist zeros in on ‘the hard problems of animal rights’

Nov. 29, 2022

Philosopher examines when it is—and isn’t—okay to hurt animals if it means helping other animals in need.


Campus leaders want your ideas about how to improve Hellems

Sept. 2, 2022

The project team aims to make this iconic academic building an inclusive space, focused on student success and vibrant workspace.