Combining History and Philosophy, Dr. Thomas Carson’s New Book Discusses Abraham Lincoln’s Virtues
Dr. Carson discusses his upcoming book, Lincoln's Ethics, in which he assesses Lincoln's moral character, his many morally fraught decisions regarding slavery, and the rights of African-Americans, as well as his actions and policies as Commander in Chief during the Civil War. Lincoln's Ethics will be published May 2015 by Cambridge University Press and is available for advance purchase on Amazon.com.
Congratulations to the Winners of the Philosophy Department's Undergraduate Essay Contests!
The Department of Philosophy is pleased to announce the winners of the John F. Grant, MD Essay Contest and Philosophy Department Undergraduate Essay Contest.
AGSP Faculty Profile: Victoria Wike, PhD
In the final installment of the series of faculty interviews conducted by the Philosophy Department's Association of Graduate Students in Philosophy for the semester, Corbin Casarez interviews Dr. Victoria Wike, Professor and Graduate Program Director.
Postcard from a Philosophy Student Abroad
MaryKate Bruek, a philosophy major and junior at Loyola, reflects on her current semester at the John Felice Rome Center.
Not many people can say they shook hands with the Pope. Even fewer can say they gave him a high five. But Zac Davis did exactly that while studying in Rome as part of Loyola’s Ricci Scholars program. Closer to home, he’s worked as an Orientation leader and a peer advisor, and he’s been involved on a project about the original library collection of St. Ignatius College, the precursor of Loyola University Chicago.
College of Arts and Sciences Names Philosophy Professor Fr. Thomas Regan as Dean
Thomas Regan, S.J., has been named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Father Regan has been serving as the interim dean of the University’s largest college since June.
AGSP Faculty Profile: Kristen Irwin, PhD
In the third installment of the series of faculty interviews conducted by the Philosophy Department's Association of Graduate Students in Philosophy, Corbin Casarez interviews Dr. Kristen Irwin, who recently joined our department this past fall and has jumped right in.
Faculty Profile: David Schweickart, PhD
Dr. David Schweickart, Professor of Philosophy discusses how his love of philosophy led to his involvement in the Civil Rights movement and years of social justice advocacy work to come.
John F. Grant M.D. Endowment Funds Lively Health Care Ethics Seminar
The John F. Grant seminar combines rigorous class discussions with in-depth lectures from leading experts across disciplines.
AGSP Faculty Profile: Joy Gordon, PhD
In continuation of the series of faculty interviews conducted by the Philosophy Department's Association of Graduate Students in Philosophy, Corbin Casarez interviews Dr. Joy Gordon, our newest faculty member and Ignacio Ellacuria, S.J. Professor of Social Ethics.
Graduate Student Alumni Spotlight: Kyle Thomsen
Dr. Kyle Thomsen, who graduated from Loyola's Ph.D in Philosophy program and is now an Assistant Professor at St. Francis University, reflects on his time at Loyola and shares his advice on navigating the job market as a Philosophy PhD.
AGSP Faculty Profile: Mark Waymack, PhD
In the first of a series of faculty interviews conducted by the Philosophy Department's Association of Graduate Students in Philosophy, Corbin Casarez interviews Dr. Mark Waymack,our Department Chairperson.
Student Spotlight: Andy Kondrat
Meet Andy Kondrat, a current student of the Philosophy PhD program and bioethics enthusiast who has turned his love of Philosophy into an exciting career.
Faculty Profile: Hanne Jacobs, PhD
Dr. Hanne Jacobs, an Assistant Professor of Philosophy, talks about what interests her most about Philosophy.
Graduate Student Alumni Spotlight: Maggie Labinski
Dr.Maggie Labinksi, who recently graduated from Loyola's Ph.D in Philosophy program and is now an Assistant Professor at Fairfield University, contemplates how Loyola shaped her as a scholar and teacher.
Ethics and Bioethics Bowls: Giving Students Lasting Skills, Happy Memories
Loyola’s Ethics and Bioethics Bowl teams offer unique opportunities to gain lifelong skills while having fun and competing across the country.
She opens students’ minds to the world of philosophy
Jacqueline Scott fell in love with philosophy while she was an undergraduate student. Now, as an associate professor at Loyola, she’s helping her students do the same thing—and winning praise in the process.
Arts & Sciences
Despite studying for two degrees—one in political science and another in philosophy—Andrew Kletzien still manages to keep an active schedule outside the classroom.