Department News and Faculty Books Archive

The Value of a Philosophy Degree

The media are starting to catch on to something that many of us have long been aware of: that a degree in philosophy brings with it a range of skills that are marketable in many different kinds of careers. A June 20, 2017 Washington Post article entitled “For philosophy majors, the question after graduation is: […]


Faculty News

Nandi Theunissen’s paper “Must We Be Just Plain Good? On Regress Argument for the Value of Humanity” has been accepted for publication in Ethics, and will appear in the January 2018 issue.


New Member of Faculty: Christopher Lebron

The department is very pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Lebron as Associate Professor, beginning in the fall term of 2017. Prof. Lebron comes to us from Yale University (African-American Studies and Philosophy). His research is in political philosophy, especially on issues of social justice and race. His book The Color of Our Shame: […]


New Member of Faculty: Elanor Taylor

The department is very pleased to announce the appointment of Elanor Taylor as Assistant Professor, beginning in the fall term of 2017. Prof. Taylor has a Ph.D. from UNC Chapel Hill, and has since 2012 been an Assistant Professor at Iowa State University. Her research is at the intersection of metaphysics, philosophy of science, and […]