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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A New Tradition to Build Community Among Students

student symposium

The Philosophy Department hosted its inaugural Student Symposium on May 18 to foster community between our students and showcase their achievements. The schedule for the symposium included the following presentations: 

  • Natalie Kerr "Epistemological Luddism as a Response to Big Data” 
  • Will Trammell "Interdependence in Hegel's Lordship and Bondage” 
  • Amber Miller "Read the Fine Print” 
  • Jacob Watson "Ficitonalism as Undergraduate Philosophy” 
  • Nicholas Mazegue “Structural Internet Affordances for Non-Linear Politics by way of Fake News” 
  • Keynote speaker: Dr. Ryan Jenkins "Why Don't Students Trust Philosophy”  

The next Student Symposium will be in Winter 2019. 


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