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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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]