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Lunch and Law discussion group

Are you interested in law and philosophy? Are you thinking about law school? Join the Lunch and Law discussion group! Lunch&Law This is an informal, lunchtime discussion group for students interested in law and philosophy. No background in law or philosophy necessary and open to all students and majors. Discussion topics may include: What is

Congratulations Mackenzi Barrett!

Mackenzi Barrett, a graduate of the Philosophy department, has been offered a Don Lavoie Fellowship at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Congratulations 2020-2021 Scholarship & Award Winners!

Marten and Marie ten Hoor Prize Rachel Ploeger Norvin Richards Award Eric Carr & Leah Humble Iredell Jenkins Endowed Memorial Scholarship Andrew Byrd & Mackenzi Barrett Exceptional Service to Philosophy Department Award Jacob Lawrence

Congratulations Leah Humble!

Leah Humble, a double major in Philosophy and Political Science, will be competing with 38 other women for the title of Miss Alabama 2021! The competition will be held on June 12, 2021 at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham. To view all of this year’s contestants, click here.

Congratulations Eric Carr!

Eric Carr has been accepted into Georgia State’s M.A. philosophy program, which includes a tuition waiver and assistantship.  Georgia State is one of the most highly regarded terminal M.A. philosophy programs in the country, known for its strong record of placing students into prestigious Ph.D. programs and its lauded teacher-training program.

Congratulations Mackenzi Barrett!

Mackenzi Barrett, has been accepted to present one of her papers, “On Self-Determination, Territorial Rights, and Coercion: A State’s Right to Control its Borders”, at the Great Lakes Philosophy Conference from April 9th-April 11th! She will also be presenting the same paper at the Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference and the Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Congratulations Rachel Ploeger!

One of our very own students, Rachel Ploeger, has been accepted to the Colorado Summer Seminar! This is a three-week intensive course offered to twenty undergraduate students who are considering graduate school in philosophy. The topic this year’s seminar will be centered around is “Ethics Meets Epistemology”. The seminar may be remote this year but