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

Claire Mills

Research Workshop: "Talent Development Programs Perpetuate Racial Injustice"

Mar 25, 2021

Claire Mills (University of Georgia)

Friday, January 29, 2021 (12:10-2:00 PM)

Dr. Clinton Castro

Research Workshop: "Fairness and Machine Fairness"

Jan 15, 2021

Dr. Clinton Castro (Florida International University)

Friday, January 22nd, 2021 12:10pm-2:00pm via Zoom.

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Research Workshop: "What Should Limitarians Believe?"

Nov 13, 2020

Dick Timmer (University of Utrecht)

Friday November 20, 2020, 12:10 - 2:00 pm via Zoom.

Cory Ellis and Angelic Lakatos

2020 Student Essay Contest

Jun 9, 2020


Congratulations to our 2020 Student Essay Contest winners!

1st Place: Cory Ellis for "Experience at the Speed of Time"

2nd Place: Angelica Lakatos for "The Semantics of Sexism" 

For more information about the Student Essay Contests, click here.

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2020 Student Symposium

May 21, 2020

Join us on the afternoon of Friday, May 22, 2020 for the 2020 Student Symposium.

Friday, May 22, 2020
1:00 PM – 3:40 PM 
Via Zoom (Link available on Canvas)

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Sean Pierce

Research Workshop: "Implicit Bias and Mere Moral Failure"

Apr 11, 2020

Séan Pierce

Friday, May 8, 12:10 pm - 2:00 pm via Zoom

Alex LeBrun

Research Workshop: "Moral Debunking and the Wrong Kind of Reason"

Apr 11, 2020

Alex LeBrun

Friday, April 24, 12:10 pm - 2:00 p via Zoom (email the dept. chair for the link)

The 2020 Philosophy Department Student Essay Contest is now open!

Feb 25, 2020

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