Events & Announcements


Philosophy Senior Comp Presentations
November 29, 2017
Join Us! 
The Philosophy Seniors will be presenting their Comps  Wednesday, November 29th in Fowler 207 at 3:00-6:00pm
Philosophy in 15 minutes event poster
November 1, 2017

Join the Philosophy Department for a free Spitz lunch and Professor Dylan Sabo's discussion, in 15 minutes, of some important philosophical questions raised by artificial intelligence.

Ideology and Moral Knowledge event poster
October 19, 2017

Dr. Sally Haslanger, Ford Professor of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, speaks about her research

Announcement and photo of Brad Kawano
May 1, 2017

Senior Philosophy Major Brad Kawano is the recipient of the 2017 Lauter Prize in Philosophy for his essay.

Philosophy Department Meet and Greet event poster
April 19, 2017

Occidental’s Philosophy and Religious Studies Departments held a joint meet and greet where students were able to meet other majors/minors and prospective majors/minors. The meeting also included a discussion of the importance of humanities majors and the employability of liberal arts degrees.

Dane Muckler guest lecture event poster
April 13, 2017

Dane Muckler, Ph.D., discusses mental illness and philosophy

Philosophy in 15 minutes truth and bullshit event poster
March 22, 2017

The Philosophy department held its first talk in a series entitled "Philosophy in 15," where big ideas are explored in 15 minutes. This talk, given by Department Chair Professor Morrissey, centered around the concept of Truth.

Never in Anger event poster
February 9, 2017

Owen Flanagan, Ph.D., James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy at Duke University, came to speak about the danger of anger