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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.

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 […]


Faculty Profile: Joy Gordon

Faculty Profile: Joy Gordon

February 12th, 2015

This spring Dr. Joy Gordon joined Loyola as the Ignacio Ellacuria, S.J. Professor of Social Ethics. Her faculty page is here. AGSP asked Dr. Gordon a few questions to get to know our newest faculty member.   AGSP:    Welcome to Loyola Chicago! We’re certainly glad to have you here, and we’re equally grateful for your […]


History of (Western) Philosophy Graphic

History of (Western) Philosophy Graphic

February 1st, 2015

Forwarded from Roslyn Wilson, enjoy: Source: SuperScholar.org/


Faculty Profile: Mark Waymack

Faculty Profile: Mark Waymack

January 15th, 2015

Thanks to those who visit this blog. We hope it is a reliable source of information about the Philosophy program here at Loyola, events, student successes, and so on. In an effort to diversify our content while continuing to be informative, we are going to experiment with a new series profiling the philosophy faculty at […]


Special Event!

January 12th, 2015

Join us for a two-part event this Wednesday, January 14, sponsored by the Philosophy Department at Loyola University Chicago. The entire event will take place in Crown Center 530. Part I, 3:00-4:30 p.m.: A Conversation with Kyle Thomsen Kyle is a recent graduate from the Ph.D. program, and he will answer questions about job placements, […]


Spring 2015 Activity Groups

January 6th, 2015

Happy New Year! Here is a list of groups that people have mentioned are planning to run this semester. If you know of any others, please feel free to pass them along! -French Translation Group (Merleau-Ponty’s SIGNES) Contact Corbin at ccasarez@luc.edu -Metaethics Reading Group (various articles) Contact Dave at datenasio@luc.edu -Hermeneutics Reading Group (Bernstein’s BEYOND OBJECTIVISM […]


Looking to the New Year…

December 17th, 2014

Fall 2014 is finished–congrats for making it through a little wiser! New events and content are coming in 2015. In the meantime, start thinking about the activities you would like to see take place during the spring term. If you have an idea for a reading or translation group, or some other activity, please e-mail […]


The Finals Push

November 23rd, 2014

Just two weeks left until Finals! It has been a good semester of colloquia, workshops, service, and activity. Thanks to all for their hard work and participation! Good luck to everyone as they wind down the term and look forward to the break. In your “spare” time, if you have suggestions for reading groups or […]


More PRG Events!

More PRG Events!

November 9th, 2014

Join the Phenomenology Research Group for these upcoming events:  


Two Upcoming Kant Talks at Loyola

October 20th, 2014

Loyola University Chicago is excited to welcome Karin de Boer (University of Leuven) and Lisa Shabel (Ohio State University) for fall colloquia. Each scholar will examine a different element of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. See the flyers below for details.   Colloquium de Boer 10 30 2014   Shabel Colloquium 11 05 2014    


Loyola/Marquette Phenomenology Workshop

Loyola/Marquette Phenomenology Workshop

October 7th, 2014


ATTN Women in Philosophy (in Chicago): Works-in-Progress Workshop

October 1st, 2014

An email from the philosophers of Northwestern’s WiPhi is reposted below.   Dear Colleagues:   We hope this email finds you all well. We are writing to you on behalf of WiPhi (Northwestern’s group of women in philosophy). We would like to contribute to the creation of a thriving and supportive intellectual community for women […]


Congratulations, Loyola Graduate Students!

September 28th, 2014

The Graduate School Quarterly recently acknowledged these successes by the graduate students and alumni of Loyola’s Department of Philosophy: Graduate School Research Symposium (April 12, 2014), Best Paper in Interdisciplinary Methods Paper Session: -Asaf Bar-Tura: Is the Internet bad for Social Justice and Democracy? Summer Research Mentoring Program Fellowship (Summer 2014) -Michael Gutierrez Publications -Corbin Casarez. […]