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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Recent News

Guest Speaker: "Appearance or Reality: Does AI need Emotions?"

Feb 21, 2024

Colin Allen (UCSB)

Friday, March 15th, 2024 (12:10-2:00 PM) Performing Arts Center     (Building 06) Room 0124

CLA Sponsored Talk: "Some Puzzles re: Sex, Gender, and Race--and correlated isms."

Jan 12, 2024

Helga Varden (University of Illnois)

Friday, February 2nd, 2024 (12:10-2:00 PM) Erhart (Building 10) Room 0220

Graduate Research Workshop: "Perception, Belief, and the Laws of Appearance"

Jan 12, 2024

Phil Groth (UC Santa Cruz)

Friday, January 19th, 2024 (12:10-2:00 PM) Baker Science (180) Room 0112

Research Workshop: "Persistent Self-Predication Problems in Plato's Forms"

Nov 15, 2023

Cody Spjut (Cal State Long Beach)

Friday, December 1st, 2023 (12:10-2:00 PM) Baker Science (180) Room 0112

Cal Poly Magazine: Predicting Crime

Nov 9, 2023

Ryan Jenkins (Cal Poly Slo)

Could law enforcement be the next frontier for law enforcement? Professor Ryan Jenkins and a team of researchers have spent years trying to answer the question -- and how to use the technology safely.

Guest Speaker: "Immoral Philosophers: Keep or Cancel?"

Oct 19, 2023

Carlo DaVia (Fordham University)

Friday, October 27th, 2023 (12:10-2:00 PM) Baker (180) Room 114

Research Workshop: “Creating objectivity out of subjectivity?”

Oct 5, 2023

Jon Charry (UCSB)

Friday, October 13th, 2023 (12:10-2:00 PM) Baker (180) Room 0112

Research Workshop: “Including Rural Populations in Health Care Research”

Jun 16, 2023

Dr. Nate Olson (CSUB)

Friday, May 26th, 2023 (12:10-2:00 PM) Baker (180) Room 107

Research Workshop: “The Premises of Aquinas’s Third Way”

Jun 16, 2023

Charles Perkins (UCSB)

Friday, April 28th, 2023 (12:10-2:00 PM) Baker (180) Room 107

Research Workshop: "Decolonial Feminism’s “Dynamic” View of Disorientation"

Jun 16, 2023

Dr. Tiffany Tsantsoulas (CSU Bakersfield)

Friday, April 14th, 2023 (12:10-2:00 PM) Erhart Agriculture 10-125


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