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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.

Wednesday: Ethics and Values Workshop with Jennifer Lackey

September 22nd, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017  5 PM – 6:15 PM  Professor Jennifer Lackey of Northwestern University will be discussing a paper on the ethics and rationality of long-term punishment. If you would like to attend the workshop or be added to the list about future workshops, e-mail Dr. Joe Vukov at This workshop is part […]

Illinois Humanities Brown Bag Talk

September 20th, 2017

Nicoletta Ruane is a PhD candidate in our Philosophy department and will be speaking about her assistantship with Illinois Humanities at a brown bag talk on Tuesday, October 3 from 12pm-1pm at Crown Center 528. This is a great opportunity for humanities graduate students looking to explore non-academic options. A recent interview with Ms. Ruane can be found […]

Interview with Dr. J.D. Trout

February 17th, 2017

Q: What got you interested in philosophy to begin with? A: If you go really far back, I had a really good Jesuit teacher in public school. He had left the seminary, and we used to beg him to lecture. Usually in high school you were trying to avoid lectures. Q: What did he teach? […]

Dogs, God, Goya, and Levinas

Dogs, God, Goya, and Levinas

May 10th, 2016

Here is an blog post on the connection between dogs and spirituality. It includes a touching anecdote from Levinas on a dog’s recognition of his humanity: There were seventy of us in a forestry commando unit for Jewish prisoners of war in Nazi Germany. . . . We were beings entrapped in their species; despite […]

Allen Wood’s Interview on Kant, et al.

May 9th, 2016

3 AM’s interview with Allen Wood This is a incredibly rich interview with Kant scholar Allen Wood. There’s a lot in this interview (including a subtle discussion of utilitarianism, a plug for reading Fichte more, and a shout out to a deep cut from St. Anselm’s De Casu Diaboli). But the headline discussion is Wood’s […]

Time:  an interview with Prof. James Harrington

Time: an interview with Prof. James Harrington

February 19th, 2016

  Q: So before we get into a discussion about your book, Time: A Philosophical Introduction, tell me about what got you interested in philosophy? A: In one sense the answer goes so far back that I don’t even know how to answer that question. My dad was a great books major with an interest in […]

Regarding the statement on the collective bargaining of contingent faculty

January 15th, 2016

In our December meeting, the AGSP voted to draft a statement regarding the ongoing discussion of the collective bargaining of contingent faculty at Loyola. The current state of that draft is as follows: “The Association of Graduate Students in Philosophy affirms the right of contingent faculty at LUC to collectively bargain under representation of SEIU.” […]

CFP: Contemporary European Philosophy Workshop, UChicago

October 26th, 2015

We are pleased to announce that the Contemporary European Philosophy Workshop will be returning from its year-long hiatus this coming Fall quarter. The CEPW seeks to foster a space of ongoing and genuinely interdisciplinary dialog among students and faculty from across the humanities and social sciences working with and within Continental philosophical traditions. On behalf […]

Happy Finals Week and Summer Break!

April 25th, 2015

The last week of the regular semester is over, and now it’s the Finals rush of e-mails, grading, and summeritis. Hang in there! The Department of Philosophy end-of-year celebration for the graduate program is this Thursday, April 30, at 4:30 p.m. in the Rambler Room (in the Damen Center). This blog will be updated less […]

Professionalization Opportunities

April 19th, 2015

The Department of Philosophy is offering two opportunities to develop your professional skills for an academic career. On Monday, April 20, 1:00-2:300, in Crown 530, there will be a publishing workshop, facilitated by a panel of Loyola faculty. On Tuesday, April 21, 10:30 a.m., in Crown 530, there will be a meeting for anyone wanting […]

Faculty Profile: Victoria Wike

Faculty Profile: Victoria Wike

April 14th, 2015

Dr. Victoria Wike is Professor and Graduate Program Director at Loyola University Chicago. She kindly agreed to participate in AGSP’s Faculty Profile Series. Her faculty page is here:   AGSP:    Thank you for participating in our Faculty Profile Series. Because you serve as the Graduate Program Director at Loyola, most if not all of […]

Upcoming PRG Event

Upcoming PRG Event

April 12th, 2015

The Phenomenology Research Group is proud to present another workshop on Monday, April 20:

This Friday: HOPR

April 5th, 2015

The next session of the History of Philosophy Roundtable will take place this Friday at 3:45 p.m. in Crown 530. Peter Hartman will facilitate discussion on his work-in-progress, “Cognition and Causation: Ockham and Buridan on Content.” This is the last of the HOPR series scheduled for this spring term.

History of Philosophy Roundtable

March 24th, 2015

The flurry of events this week continues! HOPR is meeting again this Friday (March 27), where Dr. Kristen Irwin will present her paper, “The Implication of Bayle’s Skepticism for Moral Knowledge.” Crown 530, 3:45-5:00 p.m. Contact Dr. Irwin ( if you would like a draft of the paper in advance.

Undergraduate Research Workshop

March 23rd, 2015

On Thursday, March 26, two more students will be presenting their research in Crown 530, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Nina Darner, “Nestedness and Infinity in Leibniz’s Natural Machines” Anna Ulyanenkova, “The Value of Bio-Parenting: Homosexuals’ Right to State Mandated Infertility Services” Come support our undergraduates. (And refreshments will be provided.)