David Boonin's Book "Dead Wrong: The Ethics of Posthumous Harm" Released

Oct. 22, 2019

David Boonin ’s latest book, Dead Wrong: The Ethics of Posthumous Harm , has been published by Oxford University Press. In this book, Professor Boonin defends the thesis that it is possible for an act to wrongfully harm a person, even if the act takes place after the person is...

Professor Jennifer Matey to be Visiting Scholar

Oct. 9, 2019

Professor Jennifer Matey (Southern Methodist University) will be a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Philosophy from mid-October through the end of November. Her research covers topics in philosophy of mind mostly having to do with representational features of conscious experience. On November 15 she’ll give a THINK! talk titled...

Carol Cleland's Book "The Quest for a Universal Theory of Life" Released

Sept. 27, 2019

Carol Cleland's book, The Quest for a Universal Theory of Life , has been published by Cambridge University Press. Cleland argues that not only does familiar Earth life represent a single example of life (the infamous 'N=1' problem of biology) but, even worse, there are compelling scientific reasons to suspect...

Robert Pasnau Selected as Professor of Distinction

Sept. 26, 2019

Robert Pasnau has been selected a Professor of Distinction in the College of Arts and Sciences. This honorific title is reserved for scholars and artists of national and international distinction who are recognized by their college peers as teachers and colleagues of exceptional talent. For previous recipients, see: https://www.colorado.edu/artsandsciences/discover/our-people/professors-distinction

RoME 2019, August 8-11

Aug. 2, 2019

The 12th annual Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME) will take place on the CU Boulder campus August 8-11. See the schedule here .

Alison Jaggar's Work Featured in Feminist Philosophy Quarterly

July 26, 2019

The Feminist Philosophy Quarterly has published a special issue reflecting on the work of Alison Jaggar. Many of the contributors are students of Professor Jaggar’s, and PhD graduates of CU Boulder. The editors are Barrett Emerick (St. Mary’s, Maryland) and Scott Wisor (Minerva Schools at KGI), and the contributors include...

Committee on the History and Philosphy of Science Hosts IAPT Conference, June 24-26

June 24, 2019

CU Boulder’s Committee on the History and Philosophy of Science is pleased to host the annual conference of the International Association for the Philosophy of Time this year. The chair of CHPS, and the organizer of the conference, is Prof. Heather Demarest, Assistant Professor of Philosophy specializing in philosophy of...

Department Commencement, Spring 2019

May 24, 2019

On Friday May 10, 2019, the Department of Philosophy was pleased to celebrate Commencement with its graduating students, friends, and families. We honor the following 59 philosophy majors who graduated in Spring 2019 with a BA in Philosophy for their passion for philosophy, their undergraduate accomplishments, and their hard work:...

Philosophy Major Alex Rosenthal Stars in "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"

May 9, 2019

Philosophy major Alex Rosenthal is currently starring in the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company's production of " The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time " at the Dairy Arts Center, which runs through May 19th. We asked him to speak a little about the play, and about his philosophical...

Department PhD Students at "Longmont Thinks! Month"

May 8, 2019

Ájené Robinson-Burris. Photo: Matthias Steup Ájené Robinson-Burris and Erich Riesen are philosophy PhD students in our department who gave talks at a month-long celebration of philosophy called “Longmont Thinks! Month” in April 2019. Erich and Ájené answered a few questions about this event: 1) What kind of event is this?...

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