Story by Shannon Dale Ancient Greek symposia were once a gathering of prominent members of society for an evening of music, food and vibrant discussion on literature, politics and philosophy. Symposia were held in private houses, providing an intimate setting for scholarly debate often portrayed on Greek urns and in theatre productions, as well as […]
Andre Archie is working on a book manuscript on Plato’s political theory. He continues to enjoy teaching within the Honors Program each spring semester and developing this significant campus partnership. His newly developed Honors seminar, “Friendship: Ancient and Modern, East and West,” broadens the traditional discussion of friendship by incorporating non-Western philosophical sources and more […]
The Department of Philosophy is now welcoming its newest tenure-track faculty member, Domenica Romagni, a specialist in early modern philosophy. Romagni just completed her doctorate at Princeton University and has research interests in the history of philosophy, philosophy of mind, and aesthetics, particularly music theory. Search committee chair, Professor Beth Tropman, explains the significance of […]
CSU freshman Ezekial Arias had an impactful first year on campus: “This year has been astonishing, and I’ve grown as an individual tremendously. I will take the tools and experiences gained through this class service experience and apply them in my daily understanding of life.” Arias was one of eighteen students in Professor Ashby Butnor’s […]
When Galen Donoviel graduated in May 2018, she was already prepared to make a difference in the world on her own terms: “The most important takeaway from my years studying philosophy is to live ethically, and according to my own values, not the values that others tell me to have.” Donoviel’s training in ethics, as […]
The newly established Bodaken Philosophy Symposium was created thanks to the transformational gift of Bruce Bodaken (’73), Department of Philosophy alumnus. Inaugural speaker, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, renowned bioethicist and health policy expert tackled the often controversial topic of end of life choices.
Professor Beth Tropman was featured in the April 6th special weekly series, Faculty Friday. The College of Liberal Arts is featuring a faculty member weekly from one of the 13 departments. They answer questions about why they are passionate about the subjects they study and teach, and how they found their path to CSU.
Graduating Seniors headed to graduate school, law school Twenty philosophy majors have just graduated, and post-graduation plans vary from graduate school to law school to domestic and international travel. Some graduates have their plans nailed down. Emily Ward will be a Helen DeVitt Jones Fellow in the MA Program in Philosophy at Texas Tech […]
Interdisciplinary project tackles the environmental impact of the textile industry “Few people actually know that the apparel industry is the second-most polluting industry in the world, behind oil and gas,” shares Katie McShane, Associate Professor of Philosophy, who focuses her research on ethical theory and environmental ethics. McShane is a member of a Global Challenges […]
Exciting changes to curriculum encourage exploration Philosophy students, like most liberal arts majors, are curious. They enjoy exploring different disciplines and applying lessons learned in a philosophy classroom throughout their Colorado State University experience and far beyond. The Department of Philosophy has recognized this admirable curiosity and the intellectual and emotional rewards of satisfying […]