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Dr. Richard Taylor Honored
Dr. Richard Taylor is the recipient of an impressive Festschrift prepared in his honor: Contextualizing Premodern Philosophy: Explorations of the Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, and Latin Traditions (Routledge, 2023). The collection presents a valuable account of Taylor’s work with the 100+ member Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’ International Working (AAIWG).  It also features chapters by two long-standing colleagues, Dr. David Twetten and Dr. Owen Goldin, and Marquette alumnus, Dr. Brett Yardley. This volume attests to Marquette’s international reputation in the field of philosophy, including its strong representation in ancient and medieval Philosophy. The volume is available through Open Access at Routledge’s website. The print version will be appearing later this Spring.

Tucker Appointed to VoteAmerica
Dr. Ericka Tucker has been appointed Democracy Fellow, part of the inaugural cohort of the VoteAmerica Mann Institute for 2023-2024. The VoteAmerica Democracy Fellows program brings together professionals from academia, policy, and government to collaborate on research supporting the expansion of democratic institutions in the United States.

Prison Education Growing
Philosophy’s Dr. Theresa Tobin is the Director of EPP, the Education Preparedness Program, and her work was recently highlighted on WUWM 89.7 NPR All Things Considered.  EPP is expanding educational opportunities for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people.  Listen to the interview: An untapped resource: Marquette's prison education program is growing

Award Winning Photo
Philosophy’s Michael Olson is a runner up in Picture This: A Research & Scholarship Photo Contest to showcase the depth and breadth of research and scholarship conducted at Marquette through visually striking photographs. View his award winning photo.


Archived Events


Philosophy Seminar Series
Every Friday 3-4:30pm
MU Hall 105, open to the public
Virtual participation available
Here is the spring 2023 schedule  

Book Launch: The Short End of the Sonnenallee
Panel discussion, book signing, and reception with German author Thomas Brussig and award-winning American author Jonathan Franzen.
Wednesday, April 13, 2023, 4pm
Weasler Auditorium
More information

AMUW Chair Dr. Mariana Ortega to deliver distinguished Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture
The Association of Marquette University Women (AMUW) and Marquette’s Center for the Advancement of the Humanities welcome 2022-2023 AMUW Women’s Chair in Humanistic Studies. Dr. Mariana Ortega, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University, will deliver Marquette University’s distinguished Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture on April 19, 2023.
Raynor Memorial Libraries
Beaumier Suites, lower level
5:30pm Reception
6pm Public Lecture
More information 

Spring 2023 Course with Ortega
Take a course with Dr. Mariana Ortega, AMUW Chair in Humanistic Studies. In spring 2023, she will teach PHIL 4931/5931: The Aesthetic, Photography, and Practices of Othering. More information.

Dr. Ericka Tucker Elected to Community Radio Board
Dr. Ericka Tucker, associate professor of philosophy in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, was elected to the Board of Riverwest Radio, a LPFM community radio station in Milwaukee. More information


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