News & Announcements

  • Bias in Context

    Psychological and Structural Explanations of Injustice

  • Buddhism's Engagement with the World

  • Congratulations to Leslie Francis

    Congratulations to Leslie Francis on her service from 2015-2016 as President of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association.

  • Watch "Discordance in the Age of Species" Online

    "In the age of mass extinction, we need a 'moonshot' survey of biodiversity, before the loss of species makes a comprehensive survey of Earth's biological heritage impossible."

  • Call for Abstracts: Bias in Context Conference at the U

    This conference—the final in a series of four—considers recent empirical and philosophical work that frames social injustice in terms of individualistic psychological explanations.

  • IWSPC 2017

    Join us for the 14th Annual Intermountain West Student Philosophy Conference

  • Professor Erin Beeghly Awarded Conference Funding Grant

    Erin Beeghly, Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, has been awarded a Conference Funding Grant from the University of Utah’s College of Humanities.

  • Skiing For Scholarships!

    Please join us on March 1st to get a discounted lift ticket, ski with Swoop and Dean Dianne Harris, enjoy a free BBQ lunch, and have multiple opportunities to win free swag all while helping to support student scholarships!

  • Professor Charles H. Monson

    The Marriott Library has recently digitized video tapes of Charles H. Monson's telecourse, "Philosophical Issues in Human Affairs"

  • Professor Charles H. Monson

    The Marriott Library has recently digitized video tapes of Charles H. Monson's telecourse, "Philosophical Issues in Human Affairs" (1973-1974). Courses include "Rocks and Men: The Problem of Freedom," "Is Nature All There Is ?", and "The Truth, The Whole Truth...". You can learn more about Professor Monson and his telecourses at Archives West. (Special thanks to the J. Willard Marriott Library Multimedia Archives - Special Collections)

  • Philosophy Alum Named Associate Provost at Southern Utah University

    The Philosophy Department congratulates James Sage on his appointment.

  • Peggy Battin: Choosing the Least Worst Death

    Philosopher and bioethicist Peggy Battin, a distinguished U of U Philosophy professor, talks on TEDMED about the life and death of her husband.

  • Why do Scientists Still Debate About Nature and Nurture?

    James Tabery, historian and philosopher at the U, answers this question in his new book, "Beyond Versus: The Struggle to Understand the Interaction of Nature and Nurture".

  • 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.

  • U Mourns Death of Beloved English Professor Brooke Hopkins

    Aug. 1, 2013 - University of Utah President David W. Pershing issued the following statement today on behalf of the university.

  • Professors Peggy Battin and Brooke Hopkins profiled in the NY Times Sunday Magazine

    The lives of U English Prof. Brooke Hopkins and his wife, bioethicist and philosophy Prof. Peggy Battin, since Brooke's paralyzing bicycle accident in 2008 previously have been profiled in a series of excellent stories by Salt Lake Tribune writer Peggy Stack. Now, Brooke and Peggy are featured in a long cover article in this Sunday's New York Times magazine:

  • Congratulations to Prof. Elijah Millgram

    for being awarded a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship.

  • Congratulations to Matt Haber

    for being awarded the Ramona Cannon Teaching Award and Early Career Teaching Award.

  • Mariam Thalos wins Philosophy Essay Prize

    The Royal Institute of Philosophy is pleased to announce that the winner of this year's Philosophy Essay Prize is Mariam Thalos, with an essay called 'Truth Deserves to be Believed'. Her paper will appear in the April issue of Philosophy.

  • 2013 Graduate Handbook now available.

    The 2013 Philosophy Graduate Handbook is now available. Please click here for a printable version.

  • Professor James Tabery Publishes in Science

    Professor James Tabery, along with University of Utah Colleagues, Lisa Aspinwall and Teneille Brown published the results of their survey of U.S. judges today in Science.

  • New Hires in Philosophy

    The Philosophy Department welcomes new faculty members Jacob Stegenga and Dustin Stokes.