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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Research Workshops

This year, we have conducted regular philosophy research workshops with both faculty and advanced graduate student speakers via Zoom on most Friday afternoons (12:10pm - 2pm).  See Announcements (above) for the current workshop and a list of past ones this year.      

Graduate Philosophy Research Workshop Series

To introduce our majors to graduate level research we have partnered with UC Santa Barbara to invite their doctoral candidates to present their research in a workshop format. These workshops are open to any of our interested students and faculty. The UCSB philosophy graduate student determines the topic, presents the research, and leads the subsequent discussion. In past years, lunch has been provided for the students and faculty who attend the workshop. 

The Philosophy Graduate Research Workshops provide an opportunity to encounter and explore areas of current graduate student research. If the topics seem puzzling, consider attending so you may learn more about areas of philosophy beyond the scope of your current experience.  Typically we schedule two Graduate Research Workshops in Fall, one in Winter, and two in Spring.  The Cal Poly Graduate Research Workshop is made possible by the generous support of our alumni and benefactors.

Philosophy Research Workshop Series

We also periodically invite faculty members or others to discuss their work in a relatively informal workshop format.  These workshops are open to students as well as Cal Poly faculty audiences and have been great opportunities to maintain an atmosphere of active research engagement in philosophy at Cal Poly.

For information about the Research Workshop Series please contact:
Ken Brown
Cal Poly Philosophy Department Chair

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