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This is a place for our faculty, students, and alumni to share news, events, and other items of interest. Our hope is that this blog will reflect our diverse philosophical interests and foster community among philosophers at Loyola and beyond.

Save the date: August 25th! Grad Student Welcome BBQ

July 18th, 2014

As a reminder, please save the following date and time for Philosophy’s annual Graduate Student Welcome Barbeque:   5 P.M. on Monday, August 25th   We will send out more information about the event later this summer.   Thanks,   Molly Clasen


Strong work! Our graduate students are making us proud.

July 18th, 2014

According to the information we have, the following is a brief summary of the accomplishments of our graduate students this past academic year.  Congratulations to all! 18 had teaching assistantships 4  received university fellowships for next year 5 received department awards (4 for summer research and 1 for excellence in teaching) 7 different students gave […]


LUC-Marquette Phenomenology Workshop, May 21-22

April 24th, 2014

Dear all, Please find the program for the joint workshop on May 21-22 of the Phenomenology Research Group (PRG), to take place at Marquette (location TBA).  This is the first workshop organized jointly by graduate students at Loyola University Chicago and Marquette University interested in phenomenology.  This is the kick-off event of a series of ongoing exchange […]


End of the Year Graduate Student Potluck! 5/1

End of the Year Graduate Student Potluck! 5/1

April 24th, 2014

Hello, You are enthusiastically invited to… The end-of-year graduate student potluck party! Please join us to celebrate graduating students and retiring faculty.   Who?                 Graduate students, faculty members, staff members. When?             Thursday May 1st, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Where?        Crown Center Lobby. NOTE:                Family and friends welcome. We’ll provide soft drinks and meat/veggie burgers. Please bring a dish and/or drinks […]


Congratulations to Loyola’s Bioethics Bowl Team!

April 9th, 2014

Loyola’s Bioethics Bowl team took home the championship trophy last Saturday, beating out the defending champions from Georgetown University.  The team consists of undergraduates Paul Kubicki, Noah Whitney, Monica Finke, Amanda Epstein, MaryKate Brueck, and coaches Dr. Jennifer Parks and Sarah Babbitt. The bowl is part of the 2014 National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference (NUBC), which Loyola hosted from […]


Colloquium: Dr. Peter King on “Augustine’s *Confessions*: A new philosophical genre,” (LUC) Apr 9, 4pm

Colloquium: Dr. Peter King on “Augustine’s *Confessions*: A new philosophical genre,” (LUC) Apr 9, 4pm

March 31st, 2014


LUC Grad Conference: Philosophy, Virtue, and Personhood – April 11-12

LUC Grad Conference: Philosophy, Virtue, and Personhood – April 11-12

March 24th, 2014

Mark your calendars! Our graduate conference is April 11th-12th, at the Lakeshore campus on the 4th floor of the Klarchek Information Commons. The theme is Philosophy, Virtue, and Personhood. We’re going to hear papers from graduate student philosophers from various philosophical backgrounds. And we have excellent keynote speakers slated for both evenings of the conference.  We’re […]


Congratulations, Merritt!

March 18th, 2014

The recipient of this year’s Graduate Student Teaching Award is Merritt Rehn-DeBraal. We congratulate Merritt on her teaching achievements. And we want to congratulate the other applicants for the award, all of whom have been successful teachers and taught innovative and engaging courses. via Dr. Wike


Loyola ranks 3rd at the IEB Nat’l Ethics Bowl Championships 2014

Loyola ranks 3rd at the IEB Nat’l Ethics Bowl Championships 2014

March 4th, 2014

We are very pleased to announce that LUC’s Ethics Bowl team placed 3rd at the 2014 IEB National Ethics Bowl Championships! Well done! The team consists of Paul Kubicki, Noah Whitney, Monica Finke, MaryKate Brueck, Alex Bravo, and Amanda Epstein, and is coached by Dr. Jennifer Parks and Sarah Babbitt. Congratulations! We’d also like to […]


PRG Spring Semester Event Calendar

PRG Spring Semester Event Calendar

February 22nd, 2014

Events in Spring Semester It will be a busy Spring (and early Summer) with four PRG (or, PRG-related) events. Please join us for any and all. Essential details below; consult the website for last minute schedule changes, rooms, and times. On February 26th Loyola will host a Book Symposium for Dr. Ardis Collins’ new book […]


Graduate Student Happy Hour!! March 21

Graduate Student Happy Hour!! March 21

February 22nd, 2014


Lecture: John Rist, “We Don’t Do Truth,” LUC, Feb 6

February 3rd, 2014

WE DON’T DO TRUTH John Rist Catholic University of America University of Toronto, Emeritus In the spirit of Augustinian Platonism, this lecture treats -by “indirection”- aspects of secular culture. In contrast to post-modern and skeptical perspectives, it argues: first, Nietzsche was right to fear that we have not gotten rid of God because we still […]


Catholic Q & A with Fr. James Murphy, S.J., Jan. 28

Catholic Q & A with Fr. James Murphy, S.J., Jan. 28

January 24th, 2014

The second biannual “Catholic Q&A” is on Tuesday (1/28) at 7 in Damen (Campus Ministry Suite, 217). The Topic: “Catholicism: What’s t/Truth Got To Do With It?” Professor James Murphy, S.J. will lead.   Flyer below: a fun reference to Plato and the allegory of the cave. And: it’s always a humdinger when t/Truth is on the […]


Hegel Symposium @ Loyola: Dr. Ardis Collins’ Hegel’s Phenomenology, Feb. 26

Hegel Symposium @ Loyola: Dr. Ardis Collins’ Hegel’s Phenomenology, Feb. 26

January 24th, 2014

We are very pleased to announce that the Philosophy Department at LUC is hosting a symposium on the new book Hegel’s Phenomenology: A Dialectical Justification of Philosophy’s First Principles by our very own Dr. Ardis Collins. CLICK HERE FOR THE EVENT WEBSITE AND DETAILS DATE: 02/26/2014 TIME: 2:00pm to 6:00pm LOCATION: Damen Student Center, Room 1100 Lake […]


The Mostly German Philosophers Love Song

January 14th, 2014

If you’re in the mood for a lovely song filled with the musings of unrequited love and philosopher puns, look no further. We’ll Nietzsche to Kierkegaard your hearts for this one. Enjoy! The Mostly German Philosophers Love Song   Song by Jeremy Boor. Via Dr. Schweickart.