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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

Sebastian Bender  Sebastian Bender, Visiting Lecturer
Early modern philosophy, with a special focus on Leibniz

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6100 Main Street MS14


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Student Spotlights

Upcoming Events

February 19, 2016 - February 20, 2016
An Aristotle Birthday Party - The 39th Annual Ancient Philosophy Workshop
February 26, 2016
Michelle Montague
4:15 PM - 6:30 AM
March 18, 2016
Ethics, Politics and Society Lecture Series
4:15 PM - 7:00 PM
March 29, 2016
Sally Haslanger
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
April 8, 2016
Walter Hopp
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
April 22, 2016
Jonathan Schaffer
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM