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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.

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 -Metaethics Reading Group (various articles) Contact Dave at -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. […]

Upcoming PRG Event

September 13th, 2014

The Phenomenology Research Group (PRG) will be hosting its next research seminar on Friday, September 26. Join us as Janna van Grunsven, from The New School, presents her work on “The Moral Perception of Autonomous Agents–An Enactive Contribution to Moral Psychology.” Time and Location TBA. Edit: This seminar will take place at 1:00 p.m. in […]

How to Get Involved

August 26th, 2014

Yesterday inaugurated the new semester, highlighted with the Welcome Barbeque. It’s great to see the campus return to life, and to see new and familiar faces. There are many ways to be involved in the life of the Department this semester. Many of you are taking classes, teaching classes, and working as teaching and research […]

Graduate Student Welcome Barbeque

Graduate Student Welcome Barbeque

August 22nd, 2014


Fall Activity Groups for Loyola Graduate Students

August 18th, 2014

In preparation for the fall semester, we asked for suggestions of activity groups. Here is a list of those suggestions, as well as the contact person for that group. Note that some groups may or may not run, depending on how much interest is shown, so it is better to indicate your interest now and […]

Fall Term Approaching!

August 8th, 2014

I know, it doesn’t seem possible that summer break is almost over, but with just over two weeks left before the semester starts, it’s time to start coordinating our fall activities. If you have an activity or group that you would like to organize and/or publicize, please e-mail Corbin at He’s gathering ideas and […]