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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

Steven Crowell  Joseph and Joanna Nazro Mullen Professor of Philosophy and Chair. Continental Philosophy, Kant, German Idealism, Aesthetics. Ph.D., Yale (1981). Email: crowell@rice.edu  

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Student Spotlights

Upcoming Events

October 21, 2014
Rilke, Phenomenology, and the Sensuality of Thought
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Humanities Building 117
 
October 24, 2014
Welfare and Rational Fit
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Humanities Building 117
 
October 30, 2014
Towards a New Theory of Exploitation
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Humanities Building 227