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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

Jennifer SwindellJ.S. Blumenthal-Barby, Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy. Ph.D. Michigan State University, 2008.  Areas of Specialization: Bioethics, Ethics (especially action theory and moral psychology).  Areas of Competence: Logic, Philosophy of Science. Email: js30@rice.edu

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Upcoming Events

January 31, 2015 - January 21, 2015
HGSA presents the 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference: "Borders & Encounters"
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Fondren Library Kyle Morrow Room
 
February 9, 2015
"Anger and Revolutionary Justice"
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Hudspeth Auditorium
 
March 11, 2015
Disputed Memories: Plato's 'Symposium' on Socrates and Aicibiades
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Humanities Building 117
 
March 18, 2015
Responsibility Without Desert
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fondren Library Kyle Morrow Room
 
April 10, 2015
Acting 'for the Sake of th Noble' in Aristotelian Ethics
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Humanities Building 119