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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Newsletter 2019

Kyle Dickey WorkshopPhilosophy 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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Student Advisory CommitteeIntroducing 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. 

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IcelandEthics + 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.

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Anya FoxenNew 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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Student Awards2018 Student Awards

Some students received departmental awards for student essays and accomplishments in 2018.

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student symposiumA 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. 

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Ethics BowlCal 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.

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researchStudent 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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