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The Jann Benson Ethics Center, located in Eddy Hall, Room 6, has a free walk-in or appointment service open to all students in philosophy classes. We will read your paper and offer feedback on improving a thesis, strengthening an argument, tightening organization, or whatever else concerns you. We will also discuss ethical theories or class materials with you.
The Center also serves faculty in promoting discussion of ethics and understanding ethical theories. The Center Director is Dr. Moti Gorin, who specializes in ethical conduct of research. The Center Coordinator is Dr. Harold Gamble, who works in applied ethics.
The Jann Benson Ethics Center also houses the Philosophy Department’s “Flood Collection,” a library of some 4,000 books donated by fellow philosophers across the world when news of the devastating flood of 1997 reached their ears. The collection covers all aspects of philosophy, both historical and current, including a special and rare Indian philosophy collection.
Willard O. Eddy Library
The Willard O. Eddy Library is located in Room 120, Willard O. Eddy Hall. This library is comprised of Willard O. Eddy’s personal collection. Following his passing in 1993, his family donated his collection to create the library, in order to honor him and acknowledge his contributions to the Philosophy Department and the University.
More than any single individual, Willard O. Eddy is credited with promoting liberal arts education at Colorado State University. During his 56-year faculty tenure at CSU, he established the Department of Philosophy, served as Chair of two distinct departments, created the University Honors Program, and developed the university’s first courses in philosophy, ethics, logic, and numerous other specializations that are now standard liberal arts offerings. In 1970, Dr. Eddy was appointed to be one of Colorado State University’s Centennial Professors, and in 1978 the Liberal Arts building on the campus was renamed the Willard O. Eddy Building in his honor. The Eddy building was fully renovated in 2014-2015, offering to its inhabitant departments (Philosophy, English, and Ethnic Studies) a lovely home that once more is worthy of the great name and legacy of Willard O. Eddy. The Eddy building also houses dozens of classrooms that serve students throughout the year.
Located in the Willard O. Eddy Library, Room 120, Eddy Hall. The Rolston Collection materials are shelved in the northeast bookcase. These materials may be checked out through the department Administrative Assistant in Eddy 243.