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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Old Main

College announces inaugural class of social justice scholars

July 1, 2022

This new program, headed up by the social sciences division, recognizes students that are taking a stand

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Students opening doors

June 22, 2022

Meet three CU Boulder students who are creating supportive, stronger communities by improving understanding, accessibility.

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Workshop teaches students effective altruism and how to give better

May 11, 2022

With Giving Games, CU Boulder sociologist Tim Wadsworth has helped hundreds of students donate thousands of dollars to effective charities, and imparted lifelong skills