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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

Fernando R. Casas. Distinguished Lecturer.  Philosophy of Art, History of Philosophy, History of Art. Visual Artist. www.fernandocasas.com

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Student Spotlights

Upcoming Events

October 16, 2015
Don’t Wait for Progress: Pessimism as a Feminist Social Philosophy
4:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Humanities Building 328
November 20, 2015
Sarah McGrath
4:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Humanities Building 328
November 23, 2015
Reginald Oduor
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Humanities Building 117
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