November 7, 2018
Dr. Bradford Hooker is a British-American philosopher specializing in moral philosophy at the University of Reading, U.K. He is best known for his work defending rule-consequentialism. Dr. Hooker is the author of numerous papers in ethics and the book, Ideal Code, Ideal World. His lecture at the Gailor Auditorium on November 7, 2019 titled "The Ethical Origins of the 2008 Financial Crisis" is sponsored by the Babson Center for Global Commerce and the Philosophy Department.
February 16, 2016
Philosophy major Brian Reynolds C'90 talks about how his training in the Sewanee philosophy department led to his current job as a video game designer.
February 15, 2016
Professor Mark Hopwood talks about his work on love and moral agency on the latest episode of Elucidations, a philosophy podcast produced at the University of Chicago.
February 8, 2016
Join the philosophy department on the balcony of McClurg dining hall from 12.30pm - 1.30pm on Thursday 2/11 for our first "philosophy table" of the semester - a fun, informal way to get together with philosophy professors and students to chat about life, philosophy, and the relation between the two. Our topic this week: love. All are welcome!
October 12, 2015
Join the philosophy department on the balcony of McClurg dining hall from 12.30pm - 1.30pm on Thursday 10/15 for our first "philosophy table" of the year - a fun, informal way to get together with philosophy professors and students to chat about anything even vaguely related to philosophy. All are welcome!
August 30, 2015
The student-run philosophy club at Sewanee will hold its first meeting of the year on Wednesday 9/2 at 8pm in the back room at Stirling's coffee shop. New members are welcome!
August 24, 2015
On Thursday August 27th, Jeff McMahan (C'76), White's Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford, will present a public lecture on "Killing Civilians in War". The lecture will take place at 4.30pm in Convocation Hall, and is free and open to the public.
July 7, 2015
New work explores parallels between Chinese and Western philosophy.
May 15, 2015
On May 10, The University of the South's 2014-15 academic year came to a close with Commencement marking graduation weekend on the Mountain. During the awarding of Awards and Prizes, one Philosophy student was named.