From left to right, graphics of hands holding heart-shaped Earth, graphics of heart coming out from a piggy bank and graphics of a hand donating a coin in a black background.

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

Flowers and Kobe Bryant memorabilia are placed in front of Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.

What do we owe the dead? Truth, philosopher says

Feb. 24, 2022

CU Boulder’s Iskra Fileva wins Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest for 2020 essay about dustup surrounding Kobe Bryant’s death and life.

Unsettled Thoughts Book Cover

Philosopher explores what it means to be imperfectly rational

Dec. 23, 2021

Pioneering book on formal epistemology, honored by the American Philosophical Association, explores how flawed reasoners can make better decisions

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After 100 years of heavy use, Hellems gets OK for major renovation

Dec. 21, 2021

After long-awaited project gets state legislative OK, campus planners aim to revamp the historic site for a bright and long future.

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Alum teaches young workers how to lead—and belay

June 18, 2021

Michael Kester had sketched out a career in public service or public office, but the study of philosophy and leadership broadened his horizons.

St. Augustine of Hippo

If you think free will has always been a given, think again

May 20, 2021

Robert C. Pasnau, college professor of distinction, outlines the historical rise of and subsequent challenges to the concept of human will.

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Students bring philosophy to the people

April 5, 2021

CU Boulder outreach program launches philosophy discussion groups at local libraries

Silicon Carbide

Philosopher, scientists propose new way to categorize minerals

Dec. 21, 2020

CU Boulder philosopher and planetary scientists at Carnegie Institution for Science argue that existing system of mineral classification fails to account for ‘mineral evolution.'

St. Augustine

Scholar of medieval philosophy honored for teaching, research

Oct. 28, 2020

Robert C. Pasnau, college professor of distinction, notes that key questions facing humanity, like truth, objectivity and fairness, are ‘ultimately philosophical’.

Peter Singer

Philosopher’s challenge aims to help students and the world’s poorest

April 28, 2020

If CU Boulder Professor David Boonin raises $10,000 for COVID-19 education and prevention, noted philosopher Peter Singer will Zoom into Boonin’s summer class.