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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.

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 […]


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 […]