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

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

Please see the department website for rules and submission guidelines (

Dr. Anna Flaherty

Speaker: Dr. Anna Flaherty, SIU School of Medicine

Feb 6, 2020

Transcending the Gender Binary: The Science and Philosophy of Transgender Medicine

Friday, February 21, 2020 from 11:00-4:00 pm
38-121 (Science and Mathematics)

Dr. Anna Flaherty

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Resident, c/o 2021
Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine
Cal Poly Philosophy alum, 2010
Pronouns: they, them, their.

Daniel Story

Research Workshop: "Joint Action, Development, and the Boundaries of Human Agency"

Oct 22, 2019

Daniel Story

Friday, November 15, 2019 from 12:10 – 2:00 PM in Bldg 22, Rm 210 (English Building)

Research Workshop: "You Would Do That"

Oct 2, 2019

Brian Looper (UCSB Philosophy grad student)

Friday, October 25, 2019 from 12:10 - 2:00 pm in 22-210 (English bldg)

Philosophy Department Fall Reception

Sep 24, 2019

Thursday, October 3 2019
11:00 am - Noon
3-204 (Business)

Research Workshop on "The Eligibility of Rule Utilitarianism"

Jul 31, 2019

David Mokriski (UCSB Grad Student)

Friday, May 17th from 12:10-2 PM in 22-210 (English bldg)


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