Welcome to Marquette University’s Department of Philosophy!

Nancy Bauer    accelerated   Why Phil?

Aquinas Lecture                     Accelerated Degree             Why major in Philosophy?
Looking ahead: 10/11/24          in Philosophy
Dr. Nancy Bauer                     Allows students to earn
Professor, Tufts School of       a BA and an MA in
Arts & Sciences                       Philosophy in 5 years                                                              .                     . 

Department News and Events

Philosophy Teaching Assistant Professors Accept New Positions.
Philosophy's Dr. Michael Olson has been named the next director of the Marquette Core Curriculum and Dr. Clark Wolf has accepted a tenure-track position at St. John's College, Annapolis. Congratulations Mike and Clark! 

Dr. Owen Goldin recipient of the Way Klingler Fellowship
Marquette's Office of Research and Innovation honored Philosophy’s Dr. Owen Goldin with a Way Klingler Fellowship, recognizing him for outstanding achievement in research and scholarship. More information.

Registration for Fall 2024 Philosophy
Check out both the Fall 2024 Philosophy Undergraduate Electives and the Graduate Courses. For more information, on advising and registration survey details, please refer to Philosophy's Class Registration page.

Ericka Tucker, Associate Professor, recently gave a talk at the American Political Science Association’s all-virtual Research meeting. The panel was Perspectives on Democracy, and her paper was entitled: Big Councils: Spinoza on the Epistemic, Ontological, and Affective Foundations of Democratic Power.

Inaugural Black and Brown Run
Drs. Grant Silva and Stephanie Rivera Berruz participated in this fall’s inaugural Black Brown Run Around aimed at promoting health and wellness, fostering connection among Black and Latinx communities, and also supporting non-profits working to support financial literacy. More information.

Milwaukee Film Festival
Dr. Stephanie Rivera Berruz guided a panel of arts practitioners at the Cultures and Communities Festival, addressing the revolutionary potential of memory work to bridge the past, present, and future, preserving the African cultural lineage of Latinos over generations. More information.

Classroom Resources Developed by Philosophers
Philosophy’s Dr. Michael Olson and Western Sydney University's Dr. Jennifer Mensch are collaborating with a British company to develop classroom resources for high school students to think about what they might study at university. They recorded a soon-to-be-releaed podcast and recently published a story with a link to the presentation

Commencement Celebration
The departments of Philosophy and Cognitive Science gathered on May 9 for a commencement and awards recognition. Check out this year's graduates and the awards and acknowledgements.


Philosophy Colloquium Series
Check back for next fall's speaker series. The spring series ended with 
Mackenzie Cooley on April 26th. Cooley is from Hamilton College and spoke on Animals and the Making of Race in the Spanish World. And the final speaker on May 3rd was Gabriela Veronelli from Universidad Nacional San Martin who spoke on Language and Power.

Philosophy’s Dr. Stephanie Rivera Berruz, Associate Professor of Philosophy and co-Director of the Center for Race, Ethnic, and Indigenous Studies co-organized the film-screening of UTAMA with a post-screening panel with the film’s director Alejandro Loayza.

Philosophy Graduate Student Conference
The PGSA recently hosted their annual conference The Ethics of (Un)Civil Protest. Keynote speaker was Dr. Rafael Vizcaíno,  Asst. Prof of Philosophy at DePaul University. 

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Women in Philosophy
Women philosophers are raising new questions and offering new perspectives in ethics, social and political philosophy, philosophy of mind, and feminist philosophy. Meet three women in Marquette’s Philosophy Department: Drs. Corinne Bloch-Mullins, Stephanie Rivera Berruz, and Theresa Tobin – not only are they teaching courses at the intersections of race gender, sexuality, concepts, and mental categories but they are also directing three important and groundbreaking programs and departments at Marquette. More Details. 

Check out recent publications by Marquette's Philosophy Faculty