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Kristin Seemuth Whaley Awarded Grant for Innovations in TeachingPosted October 24, 2018

Graceland University Assistant Professor of Philosophy Kristin Seemuth Whaley, PhD, has been awarded a Grant for Innovations in Teaching by the American Association of Philosophy Teachers. With this support, Seemuth Whaley will pursue a project evaluating the use of alternative assessments for satisfying learning outcomes in philosophy courses.



Fri, 26 Oct 2018


Nir Ben-Moshe has been awarded a six-month residential fellowship as part of Liberty Fund's "Adam Smith's Enlightened World" project, which is supported by the John Templeton Foundation. He will be using his time at Liberty Fund, during summer and fall of 2019, to work on his book project, entitled "Idealization and the Moral Point of View: An Adam Smithian Account of Moral Reasons."

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Wed, 06 Jun 2018

40th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference

The graduate students in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are pleased to announce that the 40th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference will take place April 20-21, 2018. Keynoting the conference is Harry Brighouse, Mildred Fish-Harnack Professor of Philosophy of Education, Professor of Philosophy, Carol Dickson-Bascom Professor of the Humanities, and Affiliate Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. This event is open to the public. 

Fri, 20 Apr 2018

LAS Experts

The latest LAS Experts featured faculty member is Colleen Murphy. The story about her work is highlighted on the college homepage and directly accessible at http://www.las.illinois.edu/news/article/?id=24526&/news//news/2018/lasexperts_murphy18/.

Wed, 14 Mar 2018


Congratulations!!  The Journal of the History of Philosophy has awarded our colleague Shelley Weinberg its 2017 prize for the best book in the history of philosophy published during the preceding year. (Consciousness in Locke was published by OUP in 2016.) The list of distinguished company to have won that award in the past can be found at https://sites.ualberta.ca/~jhphil/book.article.prize.html.

Wed, 24 Jan 2018

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Justin Remhof, who received his PhD from Philosophy in 2012 and has been working since 2013 as a Lecturer at Santa Clara University, has recently accepted a tenure-track appointment in the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies at Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, VA.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017


Kristin Seemuth Whaley has accepted a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Graceland University in Lamoni, IA starting in fall 2017.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017


Ian Hegger has landed a job as a continuing lecturer in the Dept of Philosophy and Religion at Coastal Carolina Community College, starting January 2017.

Thu, 22 Dec 2016

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