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?...

Department GPTIs Win Teaching Excellence Awards

April 8, 2019

PhD students Zak Kopeikin and Lisa Thomas-Smith have both won 2018-19 Graduate Student Teaching Excellence awards in recognition of their work as GPTIs.

Rob Rupert to be Visiting Fellow at the Rotman Institute, Western University

March 25, 2019

Professor Rob Rupert will spend two weeks in late April and early May, 2019, as a Visiting Fellow at the Rotman Institute of Philosophy ( ) at Western University (formerly the University of Western Ontario). During this time, he’ll give presentations, meet with faculty and students, and generally contribute...

Mark Boespflug WIns Fellowship

March 21, 2019

PhD student Mark Boespflug has won a Graduate School Summer Fellowship, to be taken in summer 2019.

21st Annual Rocky Mountain Philosophy Conference, March 8-9

March 6, 2019

The graduate students of the Department of Philosophy are hosting the 21st Annual Rocky Mountain Philosophy Conference this weekend, Friday March 8 - Saturday March 9, 2019. Click here for the conference website .


Feb. 28, 2019

On Wednesday 2/27/2019, Norlin Library hosted #ILookLikeAPhilosopher, featuring panelists Profs. Heather Demarest , Ajume Wingo , and Mitzi Lee , who talked about how they got into philosophy, their experiences as students and professionals, and ideas about diversity and the future of the field. The event was organized by Frederick...

Undergraduate History of Philosophy Essay Prize Announced

Feb. 18, 2019

The 2019 Undergraduate History of Philosophy Essay Prize will be awarded to the best undergraduate essay submitted on any topic in the area of history of philosophy (where the history of philosophy is understood as including figures, texts, topics, and debates prior to 1950). The prize comes with a cash...

CU Philosophy Department’s Center for Values and Social Policy hosts the 3rd annual Colorado High School Ethics Bowl, Saturday February 2, 2019

Feb. 4, 2019

Under what conditions, if any, is it morally permissible to read someone’s diary without their knowledge? To engage in a loud argument in public? To buy ivory? Eight teams from five area high schools came together to discuss these questions and many more at the third annual Colorado High School...