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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

George SherGeorge Sher, Herbert S. Autrey Professor of PhilosophyDepartment of Philosophy
Ethics, Social Philosophy, Political Philosophy. Ph.D., Columbia (1972). gsher@rice.edu 

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Student Spotlights

Upcoming Events

September 30, 2016
In Defense of Benevolence
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Humanities Building 117
 
October 7, 2016
Agency, Complicity, and the Responsibility to Resist Global Injustice
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Humanities Building 117
 
October 28, 2016
Cynthia Freeland
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Humanities Building 119
 
November 18, 2016
Susanna Schellenberg
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Humanities Building 119
 
December 6, 2016
Ethical Issues Regarding Work in the Future
9:50 AM - 11:50 AM
Humanities Building 119
 
January 20, 2017
Amie Thomasson
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
 
February 17, 2017
Pamela Hieronymi
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
 
February 28, 2017
John Broome
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
TBA
 
March 10, 2017
Mark Okrent
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM