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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

REGRichard Grandy Chair, Department of Philosophy.  Carolyn and Fred McManis Professor of Philosophy. Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Math, Philosophy of Science, Cognitive Sciences.Ph.D., Princeton (1968). Email: rgrandy@rice.edu

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Student Spotlights

Victor Levya(2)Co-Winner of the Tsanoff Essay Prize for a Lower Division Course
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