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Philosophy – the pursuit of wisdom – deals systematically with values and concepts central to our lives as individuals and social beings.

Annual events
Doing Science in a Pluralistic Society

Due to the public health measures that the University is taking to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), this event was held virtually via Zoom on Friday, April 17 and Friday, April 24, 2020. 

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Philosophy of Water Summer Immersion

Due to the public health measures the University is taking to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the 2020 event was canceled. Watch for forthcoming information about 2021 events.

Learn more about the event; watch for information about the 2021 event.
Summer Institute in American Philosophy: American Philosophy and Empire

The Summer Institute in American Philosophy, designed for faculty members, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students in philosophy and other disciplines interested in Pragmatism and American philosophy, took place in July 2019.

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Opportunities for students, faculty and staff
Academic program in Bangalore, India

In conjunction with the Marianists of Bangalore, our faculty are given the opportunity teach in the B.A. program there. The program is major in philosophy and a minor in religious studies.

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Phi Sigma Tau

Our department hosts a chapter of the national philosophy honor society, Phi Sigma Tau.

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Baker Colloquium

The Richard R. Baker Philosophy Colloquium presents outstanding scholars from across the country to present and discuss their research.

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Annual student awards

We present three awards each year to undergraduate students majoring in philosophy, as well as an interdisciplinary award in conjunction with the Core Program.

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In the News
Experiential Learning 07.21.20
University of Dayton students work virtual internships for Ohio Statehouse offices

University of Dayton Flyers running back Richie Warfield is working this summer as an intern for the office of Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted ’89, who earned All-American honors as a cornerback and kick returner for the Flyers, and was a starter on UD's 1989 NCAA Division III national championship football team.

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Faculty 04.27.20
UD philosophy professor awarded Fulbright for dance research in London

University of Dayton associate professor of philosophy Aili Bresnahan received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award for the 2020-21 academic year to research connections between dance and ethics at the Centre for Dance Research at Roehampton University in London.

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Humanities and Social Sciences 12.03.19
Humanities majors find community at Heritage

The humanities are percolating marked interest at Heritage Coffee House as the weekly, go-to, caffeinated hot spot on campus.

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