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The Department of Philosophy

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Pitman Tower, School of Humanities, Rice University   |   Credit: Eric Granquist

Welcome We are committed to excellence in research and teaching. Among our research strengths are ethics (especially applied ethics), social and political philosophy, and core analytic areas (especially of mind).  Our teaching is intended to prepare doctoral students for careers, and to provide both undergraduate majors and students from other disciplines philosophical knowledge and skills.



Rice U. humanities students gain new pathway into medical school

Rice University Office of Public Affairs / News & Media Relations MEDIA ADVISORY... Read more

Houston High School Ethics Bowl to be held February 2, 2019

Every February, the Rice Philosophy Department hosts a regional competition, the Houston High School Ethics Bowl (HHSEB). Teams of students from area high schools compete in an argument-based analysis of ethical case studies that emphasizes dialogue and civility among participants. Rice faculty... Read more

A grand reception for Grandy

  The Department of Philosophy honored Richard Grandy for 39 years of service with a... Read more