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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.

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: http://www.luc.edu/philosophy/faculty_wike.shtml.   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 (kirwin@luc.edu) 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.)


Grant Lecture: Dr. Eric Chwang

March 20th, 2015

Dr. Eric Chwang will presenting this year’s Grant Lecture, sponsored by the John F. Grant, MD, Endowment for the study of Health Care Ethics. [edit, 3/23: The title of the presentation has been updated.] “Consent as Exclusively Mental” Eric Chwang, MD, PhD March 25, 2015 2:30-4:30 p.m. Information Commons, 4th Floor


PRG Seminar This Week

PRG Seminar This Week

March 16th, 2015


Faculty Profile: Kristen Irwin

Faculty Profile: Kristen Irwin

March 14th, 2015

Dr. Kristen Irwin joined Loyola as Assistant Professor in Philosophy this past fall, and she has already been an active member of the Department. She offered a workshop last semester for graduate students regarding professionalization and organized the History of Philosophy Roundtable (HOPR), a series of workshops in which faculty and students can present their […]


DePaul Graduate Student Conference 2015

DePaul Graduate Student Conference 2015

March 11th, 2015


Inaugural HOPR Session

March 8th, 2015

Loyola’s History of Philosophy Roundtable (HOPR) kicks off its series of talks this spring on Friday, March 13, at 3:45 p.m. in Crown 530. This Friday, Jason Rheins will present “No Design without a World-soul: Plato’s Panpsychic Solution to the Presocratics’ ‘Implementation of Intellect’ Problem.” Upcoming sessions of HOPR are already scheduled for March 27 (Peter […]


More Upcoming Colloquia

February 25th, 2015

On Friday, February 27, Dr. Erica Tucker (Marquette) will be presenting on “The Role of the ‘Multitude’ in Spinoza’s Political Philosophy,” at 1:30 p.m. in Mundelein 608. In preparation, the Metaethics Reading Group is reading some of Dr. Tucker’s work on normativity and discussing it prior to the presentation. For more details, please contact David […]


Undergraduate Workshop Presentations

February 22nd, 2015

Two of Loyola’s undergraduates are presenting their philosophical work this week. Come engage their research on Thursday, February 26, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Crown Center 142. Keagan Potts, “Shaping Our World: Knowing How Best to Act” Steve Yandell, “The Problem at Hand: Deciding Cases of Simultaneous and Exclusionary Peril” Refreshments will be provided, and […]


This Week: Brady Lecture Series

February 22nd, 2015

BRADY LECTURE SERIES  ETHICS AND CIVIC LIFE   “Human Freedom and Nature – A Kantian Engagement”     Please join us for a series of three lectures by    Brady Distinguished Visiting Professor, Helga Varden     Monday, February 23   The Terrorist Attacks In Norway, July 22, 2011    Thursday, February 26    Kant on Legal Responsibility for […]