Philosophy@Utah State

Truth panel TODAY!

“Truth and Lies” – panel discussion featuring Cathy Bullock, Jason Gilmore, Melissa Tehee, and Jennifer Peeples. Moderated by Tammy Proctor. TODAY, 5-6:30 p.m., Eccles conference Center Auditorium


Ethics Bowl result

If you see Taylor Wyatt, Justin Campbell, Dylan Ring, Adam Tak, Catherina Aust, Emerson Isaac, or Megan Behan around, give them a high-five for their hard work and performance in the regional Ethics Bowl. competition was very tight this year – the differences in points for teams were very narrow. Our teams weren’t selected for nationals this year, but they did very well. Congratulations to all!


Team members, coach, and judges from USU

Ethics Bowl Saturday! Call for moderators

The regional Ethics Bowl will be on our campus this Saturday. Anyone is welcome to attend and watch teams from around the region compete in providing the most sensible approaches to difficult and interesting moral problems. All sessions will be in Huntsman Hall, running from 8:30-4:30.

Students are eligible (and warmly encouraged!) to serve as moderators for sessions. You need only be able to follow a timer. If you are interested in participating, please send me a note –

Visiting Lecturer on Reformation History

Peter Marshall, a leading scholar of Reformation history, will be presenting a lecture on this Thursday, November 9th, 7 p.m., in the TSC Auditorium. The title is “1517: Martin Luther and the Invention of the Reformation.”

Philosophy students get-together

Are you interested in being a philosophy major? Or interested in learning why, in your double major, philosophy should be your first major? Are you interested in what this “Senior Thesis” business is all about? Are you interested in FREE PIZZA?

Then please come to our meeting this Wednesday, November 1st, at 4 p.m., in Main 304!

SUU Philosophy Conference

The Southern Utah University Philosophy Program is pleased to announce our 2018 Undergraduate Philosophy Conference! The conference will be held on Saturday, March 3rd Dr. Jovana Davidovic (University of Iowa) will provide our keynote address, “Liability to Defensive Harm, Forfeiture and Reciprocity Theory of Rights.” We invite high quality papers from undergraduate students in all areas of philosophy, but special preference will be given to papers addressing the theme of “Rights.” Papers should be between 2000-3000 words, should include an abstract of about 200 words, and should be prepared for blind review (please include full contact and affiliation information in your submission email only). Accepted authors will be eligible to receive a travel stipend courtesy of the Grace A. Tanner Center for Human Values. Please submit your papers as a word or .pdf file to by December 31st 2017.

Spring course offerings, with descriptions

Here is a pdf of the courses we’ll be offering in the spring. See what’s on the menu!

PHIL Spr 2018 (1)