Religious Studies Program

The Cal Poly Philosophy Department houses a Religious Studies program with a wide variety of courses in GE and a Religious Studies minor.

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Between the Species

Between the Species online journal logoAn online philosophy journal about the relationship between humans and animals.
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Ethics Group

Cal Poly's Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group focuses on the implications and impact of emerging sciences and technologies.
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Student Essay Contest

Philosophy Writing Contest2018 Deadline is April 19th.
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The 2020 Philosophy Department Student Essay Contest is now open!

Please see the department website for rules and submission guidelines (

First prize this year will be $250 and second prize will be $100. Essays must be submitted to the Philosophy department by email ( by May 1, 2020 to be guaranteed consideration.

Only one entry per student is allowed, and each entry must be nominated by a professor. (You're encouraged to request a nomination from a faculty member if you have something you'd like to submit.)

Please make sure you follow theguidelines for blind submission described in the rules on the website.

May the best philosophers win!

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