Philosophy Research Workshop Series
The Cal Poly Philosophy department launched a Philosophy Workshop series where two philosophy graduate students visited Cal Poly to discuss some of their current work.
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Introducing the Student Advisory Committee
The Philosophy Student Advisory Committee is a student-run committee aimed at ensuring effective and consistent communication between students, faculty and the department chair.
Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group Travels to Iceland
Two members of the Philosophy Department traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland to lead an Emerging Arctic Conflicts, Laws, and Ethics Workshop on June 18-19, 2018.
New Faculty in Religious Studies
Cal Poly Philosophy Department welcomes Anya Foxen as Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. Foxen earned her Ph. D. in Religious Studies at UCSB.
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2018 Student Awards
Some students received departmental awards for student essays and accomplishments in 2018.
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A New Tradition to Build Community Among Students
The Philosophy Department hosted a Student Symposium that welcomed students and faculty to showcase their achievements and foster a sense of community.
Read more about the Student Symposium
Cal Poly Ethics Bowl Competes Against Top Teams in the Nation
Ethics Bowl is a team-based intercollegiate debate competition covering a range of current events and controversies in applied ethics. Cal Poly sends one or two student teams each year to compete in the a Regional Ethics Bowl competition.
Read more about the Ethics Bowl
Student and Faculty Research
At Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME), philosophy major Jacob Watson and Professor Ryan Jenkins presented their co-authored paper, “The Three Faces of Technological Oppression.”
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