SJU 2011 Philosophy Graduate - James Darcy
The Colorado Summer Seminar was an intensive philosophy boot camp of sorts. We had three hours of class every day, along with daily discussion groups and a couple of papers. It was a lot of work, but it was incredibly rewarding and enriching to eat, drink, and sleep philosophy for three weeks with a group of people who care just as deeply about the subject as you do. Read more.
The history of ideas is the best way to describe our approach to philosophy. And while we stress the fundamentals of philosophical thought by studying its history, we also pursue cutting edge issues around ethics, Asian thought, feminist philosophy, and philosophy of psychology.
We have some of the best and the brightest students in our major because they are attracted to our strengths: thinking and dialogue. If you think you can handle the truth, we can help you develop the mental tools you need to find it.
Philosophy professor Tony Cunningham organized a recreation of the famous fresco "School of Athens" on the steps of the Sacred Heart Chapel featuring faculty, staff, and students from CSB/SJU. Read the full story.
Opportunities & News
Rachel Maddow talks to David Letterman on the importance of philosophy.
Interested in a career in law? Consider a philosophy major. Philosophy majors score extremely well on the LSAT. Please contact Assistant Professor & Pre-Law Advisor Emily Esch if you have any questions.
"The Power of Philosophy": Graphs showing comparative GRE, LSAT & GMAT Scores as well as Salaries and Salary Growth by Undergraduate Major
CSB/SJU Philosophy faculty member, David McPherson, will present his talk titled Homo Religiosus: Does Spirituality Have a Place in Neo-Aristotelian Virtue Ethics? in the Little Theatre at St. John's on Thursday, November 21 at 4:15pm. Please check the "upcoming events" page for the abstract.
The Annual Philosophy vs. History Bowl-O-Rama Challenge date has been set Thursday, December 12 at the El Paso Sports & Grill in St. Joe. Practice bowling starts at 4:00 pm; serious games begin at 4:20 pm.
Officers for 2013/14 are:
President ~ Kate McDermott
Vice President ~ Hannah Christensen
Treasurer ~ Josh Fike
Faculty Advisor ~ Emily Esch
Other members/Extraordinary helpers:
Mone 'Kai Shannon-Thorton
The mission of Philosophy Club is to facilitate philosophical discussion and debate and to provide CSB/SJU community members opportunities to improve their philosophical knowledge. We will accomplish this through colloquia, reading groups, bringing in at least one off-campus speaker per year, and taking at least one philosophy-related trip per year. Each of our meetings will also include an open forum discussion to allow students the opportunity to explore philosophical questions. We believe philosophical discourse and education in a relaxed club setting will foster wisdom for a lifetime.
Contact the Philosophy Club: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Philosophy Department is known for its excellent teaching. Four members of our department have won the Bob Spaeth and Mary Grell teaching awards, the highest per capita percentage of any department.
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- A computer scientist talks about why he studies philosophy in "From Technologist to Philosopher"
- A group made up of philosophy professors singing about Quine, Kant ("Synthesize the Manifold"), G.E. Moore, Utilitarianism, "We Can't Stop Doing Metaphysics," etc. View it here.
- More students choosing philosophy major.
- Have a philosophical question? Ask here.
- 2005 SJU Philosophy Graduate, Zach Vertin, in the news. Read all about it!
- From Omelets to Michelin Star... read about '89 SJU graduate Mark Sullivan's accomplishments and how his studies in philosophy help him keep grounded.