By Pat McKee My friends and colleagues know me mostly as a philosopher. It surprises some of them that I also spend substantial time in the art of painting. I admit that this combination of interests is a bit unusual. But it is perfectly natural. After all, both philosophers and painters have a basic concern […]
New grad Aram Sahakyan organizes major Fort Collins marches this summer Aram Sahakyan did not plan on becoming a community organizer within weeks of graduating from CSU, but that’s exactly what happened. Spurred by the prevalence of police violence and the recent killing of George Floyd, the philosophy grad decided to take action. He explains, […]
Sarah Cyr, a double major in philosophy and history, describes herself as a “huge nerd.” Sarah elaborates, “My academic interests are all over the place – I’m a former biological anthropology major, so I’m interested in human evolution, anatomy, and osteology (the study of bones), as well as the history and philosophy of science.” Sarah […]
We look forward to Eirik Lang Harris, a specialist in Chinese philosophy and political philosophy, joining the department in January 2021. Chair Matt MacKenzie explains the significance of Harris’ hire, “As an accomplished expert in Chinese philosophy, he continues the department’s long tradition in global philosophies and East Asian Thought.” Harris follows in the footsteps […]
Pat McKee Retires after 56 Years at CSU This summer we celebrate the distinguished career of our longest serving faculty member, Patrick McKee, who will retire this month. Pat first joined the philosophy department at CSU fifty-six years ago, in August 1964. Pat’s philosophical scholarship spans the fields of epistemology, gerontology, and aesthetics with a […]
The Bodaken Philosophy Symposium is a multi-year series of events sponsored by philosophy alumnus Bruce Bodaken. The Symposium encourages dialogue between scholars and the larger community on issues of both philosophical and social significance. 2019-2020: Living Together Online: Social Epistemology, Ethics, and the Internet The philosophy department hosted two events this past academic year that relate to […]
The CSU Philosophy Department office has moved online. All staff and faculty are working remotely and available by email. For general questions, Abby Marweg (firstname.lastname@example.org) is available online during regular office hours. Please consult our directory to get in touch with Philosophy faculty directly.
The philosophy department at Colorado State University has an extraordinary legacy in environmental scholarship including foundational work in environmental ethics. As part of CSU’s sesquicentennial celebration, and in conjunction with Earth Day 2020, the philosophy department continues this legacy by hosting the upcoming conference, The Future of Environmental Ethics: Exploring New Directions and Rethinking Where We’ve Been, to be held April 14-17, 2020.
Katie McShane is an ethicist; Idris Hamid is a metaphysician. She studies a love of place; he investigates dimensions of space. She tackles environmental policy discourse; he’s knee-deep in Islamic cosmology. Although these thinkers come from different worlds personally and philosophically, they do share a common perspective on what’s lacking in modern conceptions of place and space—a sense of value.
Congratulations to all our Fall 2019 grads! We’ve got a talented bunch graduating this semester and we wish them the best in their next journey. Philosophy’s own, Shayne Weber, is being recognized by the College of Liberal Arts as an especially outstanding graduate.