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Rubenstein Publishes Introductory Philosophy Text

Philosophy: An Eye on the Whole, by Eric Rubenstein, Department of Philosophy, teaches students what philosophy is by having them engage in philosophical reflection and debate on a wide range of topics.

Posted on 12/9/2016 10:27:58 AM

Rives Publishes on Concepts and Intuitions

Brad Rives, Department of Philosophy, published a paper titled "Concepts and Analytic Intuitions" in the December 2016 issue of Analytic Philosophy.

Posted on 12/9/2016 10:06:51 AM

New Philosophy Pre-Law Course, Spring 2017: Political Speech and Hate Speech

New Philosophy Pre-Law Course, Spring 2017: Political Speech and Hate Speech

Posted on 10/25/2016 3:16:42 PM

Philosophy Colloquium: Guns and Freedom

Hans Pedersen (IUP) will give a talk titled “Guns and Freedom” on Friday, October 21, at 3:30 p.m. in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, room 206.

Posted on 10/17/2016 3:04:01 PM

Rubenstein Interviewed on the Nature of Time

Eric Rubenstein, Department of Philosophy, was recently interviewed as part of a three-part series on the nature of time, hosted by the website Cosmoetica.

Posted on 9/16/2016 11:47:54 AM

2016 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Philosophy Essay Contest Winners

The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Essay Contest.

Posted on 5/7/2016 12:21:13 PM

Philosophy Colloquium: Evil People

The Philosophy Department announces that James Sias (Dickinson College) will give a talk titled “Evil People” on Friday, April 15, at 3:30 p.m. in the Humanities and Social Sciences building, room 215.

Posted on 3/31/2016 9:10:43 AM

Public Lecture: “From Jekyll to Hyde: The Grooming of Male Pornography Consumers”

Rebecca Whisnant, associate professor of Philosophy and director of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Dayton, will give this presentation on March 21, 2016.

Posted on 3/14/2016 1:45:19 PM

Rives Publishes Review of Ichikawa and Jarvis’s “The Rules of Thought”

Brad Rives, Department of Philosophy, reviewed Jonathan Ichikawa and Benjamin Jarvis's The Rules of Thought.

Posted on 2/7/2016 2:26:36 PM

Philosophy Colloquium: The Veridical Experience of Temporal Passage in the Block Universe

The Philosophy Department announces that Maria Balcells, of Bucknell University, will give a talk titled “The Veridical Experience of Temporal Passage in the Block Universe,” on Friday, February 5.

Posted on 1/28/2016 1:41:28 PM

Pedersen Publishes on Agency and Posthumanism

Hans Pedersen, Department of Philosophy, published a paper titled “Heidegger and Korsgaard on Death and Freedom: the Implications for Posthumanism” in Human Studies, the official journal of the Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences.

Posted on 12/3/2015 9:17:55 AM

New Liberal Studies Philosophy Course, Spring '16: Philosophy and the Good Life

This course examines philosophical attempts to say what it means to live a good life. Is living a good life simply about maximizing the pleasure one experiences? Does a good life require religious faith? Is being virtuous essential to living a good life?

Posted on 11/18/2015 9:26:38 AM

Philosophy Colloquium: Famine, Affluence, and Bourgeois Morality

The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce that Mathew Snow (University of Pittsburgh) will give a talk titled “Famine, Affluence, and Bourgeois Morality” on Friday, November 13, at 3:30 p.m. in McElhaney 101.

Posted on 11/9/2015 7:37:12 AM

Pedersen Presents at Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy

Hans Pedersen, of the Department of Philosophy, presented a paper titled “Outline of a Heideggerian Theory of Motivation” at the 54th annual conference of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP), held at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., October 8-10, 2015.

Posted on 10/19/2015 9:31:35 AM

2015 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Philosophy Essay Contest Winners

The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Philosophy Essay Contest.

Posted on 5/14/2015 10:31:02 AM

Pedersen Publishes Book on Phenomenology, Existentialism, and Moral Psychology

Hans Pedersen, Department of Philosophy, published Horizons of Authenticity in Phenomenology, Existentialism, and Moral Psychology (Springer, 2015), co-edited with Megan Altman.

Posted on 1/21/2015 3:02:46 PM

Rives Publishes on “Which Are the Genuine Properties?”

Brad Rives, Department of Philosophy, published a paper titled “Which Are the Genuine Properties?” in the January 2015 issue of Metaphilosophy.

Posted on 1/21/2015 2:48:30 PM

New Liberal Studies Philosophy Course Offered Spring '15: Philosophy and the Good Life

This course examines philosophical attempts to say what it means to live a good life. Is living a good life simply about maximizing the pleasure one experiences? Does a good life require religious faith? Is being virtuous essential to living a good life?

Posted on 12/4/2014 9:45:41 AM

Rives Publishes on Laws of Nature

Brad Rives, Department of Philosophy, published “Laws, the Inference Problem, and Uninstantiated Universals” in the December 2014 issue of the Southern Journal of Philosophy.

Posted on 12/4/2014 9:28:19 AM

Philosophy Colloquium: The Basic Furniture of Reality?

Eric Rubenstein, Philosophy Department, will discuss an alternative to Aristotle’s metaphysics on Friday, October 10, in Johnson Hall.

Posted on 10/6/2014 10:06:27 AM

Philosophy Colloquium: “Reasoning and Rationalism in Moral Psychology”

Philosophy alumnus Danielle Wylie (University of Illinois at Chicago) will give her talk on Friday, April 11, 2014.

Posted on 4/7/2014 2:56:18 PM

Philosophy Colloquium: An Ontology of Ideas

Philosophy alumnus Wesley Cray will give a talk entitled “An Ontology of Ideas” on Friday, March 28, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. in Eberly 121.

Posted on 3/27/2014 9:16:16 AM

Rubenstein Discusses “Essence of Time” and the “Pitfalls of Nominalism”

Eric Rubenstein, Department of Philosophy, presented “Relations and the Essence of Time” and “Domesticated Platonism and the Pitfalls of Nominalism” at meetings of the American Philosophical Association.

Posted on 3/11/2014 3:59:28 PM

Pedersen Gives Invited Lecture at Duquesne University

Hans Pedersen, Philosophy, gave an invited lecture at Duquesne University on October 18, 2013. Pedersen's talk, "Heidegger, Strawon, and Responsibility," was part of the Duquesne Philosophy Department's Speaker Series.

Posted on 10/22/2013 8:48:15 AM

Philosophy Colloquium: Being Appropriately Disgusted

Brian Besong, a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at IUP, will give a talk entitled “Being Appropriately Disgusted” on October 24, 2013.

Posted on 10/18/2013 10:00:55 AM

2013 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Philosophy Essay Contest Winners

The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Essay Contest.

Posted on 5/21/2013 9:48:10 AM

2013 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Philosophy Essay Contest

The Philosophy Department announces a Call for Papers for the 2013 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Philosophy Essay Contest.

Posted on 5/8/2013 2:24:10 PM

Philosophy Colloquium: The Lamp of Reason and the Mirror of Nature

Preston Stovall, University of Pittsburgh, will be giving a talk entitled “The Lamp of Reason and the Mirror of Nature” on Friday, May 3, 2013.

Posted on 4/30/2013 2:40:05 PM

New Philosophy Course: The Philosophy of Food

The Philosophy Department is offering a new course for Fall 2013: The Philosophy of Food (PHIL 281). This multi-disciplinary course will seek a greater understanding of the role food and eating plays in our lives.

Posted on 4/3/2013 9:32:30 AM

Philosophy Lunchtime Conversation on Ayn Rand

Bring your lunch, and join IUP philosophers in an informal discussion of Ayn Rand on Monday October 1, 2012, noon–1:00 p.m. in the HUB Delaware Room (next to Einstein Bagel Co.)

Posted on 9/25/2012 9:00:24 PM

Philosophy Colloquium: Carnap’s Critique of Ontology

The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce that Jonathan Surovell, University of Pittsburgh, will be giving a talk entitled “Carnap’s Critique of Ontology” on Friday, September 14, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. in the Eberly Colege Boardroom.

Posted on 9/10/2012 11:01:58 AM

Pedersen Presents Paper at the Heidegger Circle

Hans Pedersen, of the Philosophy Department, presented "Heidegger's Critique of a Causal Understanding of Human Action" at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Heidegger Circle, held at Emory University on May 4-6, 2012.

Posted on 5/31/2012 8:52:24 AM

2012 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Philosophy Essay Contest Winners

The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Essay Contest.

Posted on 5/15/2012 12:44:36 PM

Philosophy Colloquium: “Socratic (im)Piety”

Michael Ivins, Department of Philosophy, will be giving a talk entitled “Socratic (im)Piety: Philosophy as a Way of Life” on Friday, April 20, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. in Eberly College, room 411.

Posted on 4/16/2012 9:04:58 AM

Philosophy Students and Faculty Present Papers at State System Conference

Four Philosophy students and two faculty members, Hans Pedersen and Brad Rives, presented papers at the annual conference of the PASSHE Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies on March 30–31, 2012.

Posted on 4/10/2012 1:48:05 PM

Philosophy Colloquium: “Freedom and Morality in the Thought of Karl Marx”

The Philosophy Department announces that Vanessa Wills (University of Pittsburgh) will be giving a talk entitled “Freedom and Morality in the Thought of Karl Marx” on Friday, November 11, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. in McElhaney 101.

Posted on 11/7/2011 8:32:23 PM

Philosophy Colloquium: Plato and the Value of Wilderness

Brett Caloia (University of Pittsburgh) will be giving a talk in the Philosophy Department about “Educating the Guardians: Using Plato’s Republic as a Model for Capturing the Value of Wilderness” on October 21, 2011.

Posted on 10/9/2011 10:08:49 AM

Howard Z. Fitzgerald Philosophy Essay Contest Winners

The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Essay Contest.

Posted on 5/11/2011 12:07:42 PM

Rubenstein Publishes Book on Self, Language, and World

Dr. Eric Rubenstein, of the Department of Philosophy, has published a book entitled Self, Language, and World: Problems from Kant, Sellars, and Rosenberg.

Posted on 3/30/2011 2:16:50 PM

Howard Z. Fitzgerald Undergraduate Essay Contest

The Philosophy Department announces a Call for Papers for the Howard Z. Fitzgerald Undergraduate Essay Contest. Students are invited to submit a paper on a philosophical topic of their choosing.

Posted on 3/29/2011 8:50:45 PM

Philosophy Colloquium: “Unwitting Wrongdoers”

Matthew Talbert (Philosophy, West Virginia University) will be giving a talk entitled “Unwitting Wrongdoers” on Friday, March 18, 2011.

Posted on 3/14/2011 2:25:12 PM

Philosophy Colloquium: “Heraclitus’s Crosswise Logic”

The Philosophy Department announces that Dr. Patrick Miller (Philosophy, Duquesne University) will give a talk titled “Heraclitus’s Crosswise Logic” on Friday, February 18, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. in the Eberly Boardroom.

Posted on 2/8/2011 11:04:36 AM

Young Alumni Achievement Award Winner Fitzgerald Discusses “What Can’t You Do with a Philosophy Major?”

Howie Z. Fitzgerald ’97, winner of the 2010 College of Humanities and Social Sciences Young Alumni Achievement Award, will present “What *Can’t* You Do with a Philosophy Major?” on Monday, November 8.

Posted on 11/2/2010 9:22:33 PM

Philosophy Colloquium: Does “Ought” Imply “Can”?

Dr. Jesse Steinberg, assistant professor of philosophy and director of the Environmental Studies Program at University of Pittsburgh (Bradford), will present “Ought, Can, and Appraisability” on Friday, October 29, 2010, at 3:30 p.m. in the Eberly Boardroom.

Posted on 10/25/2010 8:06:02 PM

Rubenstein to Present at International Metaphysics Conference

Dr. Eric Rubenstein, Department of Philosophy, will present a paper entitled “Aristotle, Tropes, and the Logic of Predication” at an upcoming conference called Metaphysics: Aristotlean, Scholastic, Analytic.

Posted on 5/10/2010 12:30:06 PM

Sustainability Ethics: Philosophy Colloquium

The Philosophy Department announces an upcoming talk, “Sustainability Ethics,” presented by Dr. Christian Becker from Penn State, on Friday, April 30, 2010, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Eberly Boardroom.

Posted on 4/27/2010 2:47:58 PM

Freedom and the Shadow of Slavery: Philosophy Colloquium

The Philosophy Department announces a talk entitled “Freedom and the Shadow of Slavery: Autonomy, Recognition, and Social Dislocation.” The talk will be held on April 16, 2010, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Eberly Boardroom.

Posted on 3/29/2010 2:38:31 PM

Pedersen Publishes on Heidegger and Aristotle

An article by Dr. Hans Pedersen, of the Department of Philosophy, titled “On Heidegger’s Appropriation of Aristotle’s Concept of Phrōnesis: Where and How Does Phrōnesis Show Up in Being and Time?” was accepted for publication in The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Research.

Posted on 3/29/2010 2:21:49 PM

Rives Publishes on Concepts and Perception

An article by Dr. Brad Rives, of the Department of Philosophy, “Concepts and Perceptual Belief: How (Not) to Defend Recognitional Concepts” was accepted for publication in Acta Analytica.

Posted on 3/29/2010 2:06:14 PM

Howard Z. Fitzgerald Philosophy Essay Contest for 2010

All IUP Philosophy majors and minors are invited to submit a paper on any philosophical topic for the 2010 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Philosophy Essay Contest. Submission deadline is noon on Wednesday, April 14, 2010.

Posted on 3/25/2010 2:03:32 PM

Philosophy Department Colloquium: Sustainability Ethics

The Philosophy Department announces an upcoming talk entitled “Sustainability Ethics,” presented by Dr. Christian Becker, assistant professor of philosophy and science, technology, and society at Penn State. The talk will be held on February 19, 2010, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Eberly Boardroom.

Posted on 2/9/2010 12:43:05 PM

Rives Publishes on Nature of Concepts

Dr. Brad Rives’ article “The Empirical Case Against Analyticity: Two Options for Concept Pragmatists” was published in the May 2009 issue of Minds and Machines: Journal for Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science.

Posted on 9/23/2009 5:12:34 PM

Pedersen Joins Philosophy Faculty

The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce that Dr. Hans Pedersen will be joining the faculty as a visiting assistant professor for the 2009–2010 academic year.

Posted on 8/24/2009 11:40:37 AM

Rives Receives National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship

Dr. Brad Rives from the Department of Philosophy received a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Fellowship to participate in a six-week Summer Seminar on Metaphysics and Mind.

Posted on 4/13/2009 2:47:09 PM

Rives Discusses “Can the Analytic Data Be Explained Away?”

At the American Philosophical Association Central Division meeting (February 20, 2009, Chicago, Ill.), Dr. Brad Rives from the Department of Philosophy will give a talk entitled “Can the Analytic Data Be Explained Away?”

Posted on 2/9/2009 9:23:31 PM

Howard Z. Fitzgerald Philosophy Essay Contest

Call for papers. Submission deadline Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 12 noon. Instructions: Prior to the deadline above, submit one copy of your paper to Prof. Brad Rives (in person or in his mailbox).

Posted on 2/9/2009 6:51:48 PM

Speaker Series: Craig Fox on Wittgenstein

Craig Fox (California University of Pennsylvania), January 23, 3:00–5:00 p.m, “Wittgenstein and the Possibility of Self-expression.” Location: TBA

Posted on 1/6/2009 4:38:48 PM

Philosophy and Religious Studies Conference Program Now Available

The program for the Twenty-First Annual PASSHE Philosophy and Religious Studies Conference is now available for download.

Posted on 4/3/2008 4:31:53 PM

Philosophy and Religious Studies Conference to Take Place at IUP

The Twenty-First Anniversary Conference of the PASSHE Interdisciplinary Association for Philosophy and Religious Studies will take place at IUP, April 11-12, 2008.

Posted on 2/5/2008 4:06:35 PM

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