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Welcome to the UA Department of Philosophy

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Philosophy Today Lecture Series

Since 2007, the Philosophy Today series has brought diverse contemporary philosophers to the UA campus each fall and spring. The purpose: to make philosophical work accessible to the public, addressing provocative, often-controversial issues. Speakers also lead colloquia for UA philosophy students, and many teach a class while on campus.
About Philosophy Today

Dr. Hunt wins best paper prize at Penn State’s “3PI” initiative

The Policing, Policy, and Philosophy Initiative (3PI) was launched with support from the American Philosophical Association and Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State. Its aim is to foster collaboration among philosophers and ethicists who study policing, with the goal of connecting their work to ongoing policy debates. Prof. Hunt’s paper, “Police Interrogation and Fraudulent Epistemic Environments,” was selected for the 3PI Best Paper Award for its exhibition of philosophical originality while highlighting the policy implications of its arguments.   The $1,000 prize […]

Dr. Hunt writes essay on self-deception and self-imposed suffering for the American Philosophical Association

Dr. Luke Hunt writes essay on self-deception and self-imposed suffering for the American Philosophical Association. Link to essay below:

David Ware’s paper published in the University of North Carolina undergraduate philosophy journal, Aperto Animo

David Ware’s paper, “A Bright-line Definition Vagueness in the law and its impacts on defining torture,” has been published in the University of North Carolina undergraduate philosophy journal, Aperto Animo.  David’s paper began as a term paper in Dr. Hunt’s PHL 442 course: “Ticking Time Bombs: Philosophy and National Security.” https://philosophy.unc.edu/undergraduate/aperto-animo/ 

Dr. Torin Alter interviewed about new book for podcast

Dr. Torin Alter was interviewed about his new book, “The Matter of Consciousness: From the Knowledge Argument to Russellian Monism” for a podcast on new books in philosophy. Link to interview:  https://newbooksnetwork.com/category/politics-society/philosophy

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