Department of Philosophy


News & Announcements

  • Long Serving Department Member David Bennett Has Passed Away

    David Wells Bennett, husband, father, philosopher, musician, and friend, passed away February 14, 2014, at the age of 87, after a long and patient battle with Parkinson's disease. He taught at the University of Utah for 30 years and was known as a voice of reason and uniter of divergent factions. A memorial service is planned on April 13, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. in the Thompson Chamber Music Hall in Gardner Hall, on President's Circle, at the University of Utah.

  • Mariam Thalos Awarded Royal Institute of Philosophy Prize for the Second Time

    For the second year in a row, Mariam Thalos was awarded the Royal Institute of Philosophy's essay prize. This year, it was for her article entitled "The Grammar of Experience." The paper will appear in the April 2014 issue of the journal Philosophy.

  • Dustin Stokes Awarded Dialectica Essay Prize

    Dustin Stokes paper entitled 'Cognitive penetration and the perception of art' won the 2012 Dialectica Essay Prize, and will be published in April 2014. Professor Stokes is also the recipient of the Tanner Humanities Faculty Fellowship and a URC Faculty Fellowship.

  • Congratulations to Leslie Francis

    Congratulations to Professor Leslie Francis, who has been nominated as Vice President of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association, her term of office begins July 2014.


Contact the Department

The Department of Philosophy is located in the Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building. View a map to the building here.


For general questions, please contact

The Front Desk

Phone: (801) 581-8161

Fax number: (801) 585-5195

Department of Philosophy

University of Utah

215 South Central Campus Drive

Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building

4th Floor

Salt Lake City, UT  84112


For Advising and other questions, please contact

Victor Garcia

Administrative Officer

Connie Corbett

Academic Coordinator, Graduate Program

Professor Lex Newman

Faculty Undegraduate Advisor 

Professor Cynthia Stark

Faculty Graduate Advisor


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Last Updated: 3/28/14