Philosophy Office Closed

The CSU Philosophy Department office has moved online.  All staff and faculty are working remotely and available by email. For general questions, Abby Marweg ( is available online during regular office hours. Please consult our directory to get in touch with Philosophy faculty directly.

POSTPONED: The Future of Environmental Ethics

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.

The Value of Place and Space: Two Philosophers Seek a Moral Dimension to Our Current Views

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.

Living Together Online: October 15-16

The Philosophy Department is hosting the first Bodaken Symposium Workshop this Tuesday and Wednesday, October 15-16, in Lory Student Center 376-378. The theme of the workshop is Living Together Online: Social Epistemology, Ethics, and the Internet. The workshop will feature philosophical talks and discussions about the epistemological and ethical challenges of our shared digital world. […]