2011 Philosophy Graduate James Darcy was recently invited to join the Jefferson Society of Fellows at the University of Virginia where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in philosophy.
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.
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Read what one of our alums has to say about her philosophy degree
Congratulations to current SJU philosophy major Alex Ingulsrud on being named a 2015 Lindmark Fellow!
The Minnesota Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will be held Saturday April 11, 2015 at Gustavus Adolphus College. Go to our upcoming events page to find out more information about the conference.
The 2015 Annual World Serious of Wiffeball game will be held at St. John's University on Thursday, April 30, 2014. Mark your calendars now and watch for more details.
(Click here to check out the photos on the CSB/SJU Facebook page from our May 1, 2014, Annual World Seroius of Wiffleball game. The philosophers were victorious!)
The fall 2015 meeting of the Minnesota Philosophical Society will take place on Saturday, November 7, at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN. The keynote speaker will be Roy Cook (University of MN, Twin Cities). Papers on any topic in philosophy are being accepted until 8/1/2015. Please click here to learn more about submitting a paper for this meeting.
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 John Houston 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
Officers for 2014/15 are:
President ~ David Wesson
Vice President ~ Tanner Wright
Secretary/Treasurer ~ Patrick Martin
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 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.
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- Have a philosophical question? Ask here.
- 2005 SJU Philosophy Graduate, Zach Vertin, in the news. Read all about it!