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.

Plato and Aristotle walking and disputing

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.

Person sitting alone

As if mending socks, I repair my mind

April 27, 2020

Maintaining sanity amidst a pandemic

Aspen Heidekrueger

Philosophy student blogs about having, surviving and just coping with cancer

April 6, 2020

Leukemia survivor’s blog lets people with cancer know they are not alone

Blain Howard

Philosophy guides alum to career filled with kindness, games

Feb. 19, 2020

Blain Howard figured he’d join the FBI, but he ultimately landed a ‘wild hodgepodge of awesome’ with Microsoft’s Xbox.

Noel Clark of physics, Stephen Graham Jones of English, Robert Pasnau of philosophy, and Kenneth P. Wright Jr. of integrative physiology. 

Newly minted professors of distinction to be celebrated

Jan. 24, 2020

In Feb. 3 event, professors of physics, English, philosophy and integrative physiology to be officially recognized


New CU Boulder philosophy course tackles sports

Nov. 26, 2018

Alex Wolf-Root, a former collegiate track athlete pursuing a PhD in philosophy at CU Boulder, first got the idea to create a course melding philosophy and sports following a conversation about “Deflategate.”