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Student Resources

A photo of students from the Philosophy Club

Philosophy Club

The student-run Philosophy Club sponsors weekly meetings, talks and papers, and faculty-student ‘Symposia’ are held twice each semester. 

Seminars and Talks

The Department sponsors and often co-sponsors seminars and talks on many topics and various venues.

The Applied Ethics Center 

The Applied Ethics Center promotes research, teaching, and awareness of ethics in public life.

Our current projects are concerned with the ethics of emerging technologies and the ethics of public memory and controversial monuments. 

  • Podcast

The Ethics in Action Podcast features conversations with academics, policy makers, and activists. We talk about topics at the intersection of ethics, politics, and technology. 

Scholarships, Honors and Special Awards

Outstanding graduating seniors in each major and in the Philosophy and Law Program of Study are honored with book awards. The Martin Andic Prize is awarded each year to the outstanding graduating philosophy major.

The Rev. Dr. J. Theodore Klein Scholarship

The purpose of the Rev. Dr. J. Theodore Klein Scholarship is to aid students studying Philosophy and Ethical Philosophy. The Philosophy Department is honored to host this legacy, which memorializes Professor Klein’s scholarship on the ethics of care, service to his community, and dedication as an educator.

Past Winners:

  • 2022: Jacob Burley; Sarah Kalkert; Maria Paula Tapia Betancourt; Eva Izquierdo,; Elliot Boodhan; Marcela Lopez
  • 2023: Mohammeddeq Taakilo; Elliot Sargent

Vendela Carlson and the Philosophy Office

The social and information center of the department is the Philosophy Office (Wheatley, 5th floor, room W-5-0017) and the Student Lounge (W--5-0047). Both are run by our exceptional department administrator, Vendela Carlson. She can answer all your questions about the mechanics of the department, and our degrees.