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Welcome to the Philosophy Department at Rice University

Plato & AristotleWe are committed to excellence in research and teaching.

Among our research strengths are ethics (especially applied ethics), social and political philosophy, the history of philosophy and core analytic areas (especially philosophy of mind).

Our teaching is intended to prepare doctoral students for careers, and to provide both undergraduate majors and students from other disciplines with philosophical knowledge and skills.

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If you have questions that are not answered on this website, you can contact us here.

Faculty Spotlights


Charles Siewert, Robert Alan and Kathryn Dunlevie Hayes Chair in Humanities, Professor of Philosophy.  Philosophy of Mind (esp. Consciousness), Phenomenology, and Ancient Philosophy (Ph.D. UC Berkeley 1994). 
Email Charles.Siewert@rice.edu    

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Student Spotlights

Upcoming Events

February 28, 2015 - March 1, 2015
De Summa Rerum: A Conference for Mark Kulstad
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Anderson Hall 117
March 11, 2015
Disputed Memories: Plato's 'Symposium' on Socrates and Aicibiades
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Humanities Building 117
March 19, 2015
Responsibility Without Desert
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fondren Library Kyle Morrow Room
April 10, 2015
Acting 'for the Sake of th Noble' in Aristotelian Ethics
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Humanities Building 119