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May 10th, 2022

Lauren Canna (Philosophy/Political Science, ’22)

We asked our graduating seniors to tell us a bit about their time studying philosophy at Bucknell. This week and next, we’ll be showcasing our students’ answers. Favorite philosophy class at Bucknell: Arabic Philosophy, I loved the chance to debate the role of religion and philosophy and debate their influence with Professor Groff. It opened me up to so many perspectives I would have never come across elsewhere. I feel like I learned so much about my own values in that class. Favorite philosopher, philosophical quote, or philosophical question: “As a mark is not set up for the purpose of […]

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May 8th, 2022

Peyton Kendall (Philosophy/Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, ’22)

We asked our graduating seniors to tell us a bit about their time studying philosophy at Bucknell. This week and next, we’ll be showcasing our students’ answers. Favorite philosophy class at Bucknell: I’d have to say Philosophy of Art. It cemented my love of axiology and value theory, was a small class with superb instruction and conversation, and of course, included a nice dose of Kant. Favorite philosopher, philosophical quote, or philosophical question: As much as I hate to say it, Kant has won me over. His philosophy is comprehensive, internally coherent, and relatively infallible, despite him being one of […]

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May 6th, 2022

Will Cadwallader (Philosophy/Mathematics ’22)

We asked our graduating seniors to tell us a bit about their time studying philosophy at Bucknell. This week and next, we’ll be showcasing our students’ answers. Favorite philosophy class at Bucknell: Greek Philosophy! I loved Turners lectures and being able to relate mythology to philosophy. Favorite philosopher, philosophical quote, or philosophical question: “Death is nothing to us” – Epicurus Favorite memory from a philosophy class or philosophy department event?: I loved the first ever campfire talk with s’mores that we did this spring. What are your plans post-graduation?: I’m going to work at Epic the medical software company in […]

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October 10th, 2021

Fall 2021 Department Events

The Philosophy Department (together with the Philosophy Club and Phi Sigma Tau Honors Society) hopes you’ll join us at some upcoming events. If you would like to join our mailing list to stay in the loop on events and department news, please click here to add yourself. Philosophical Film Screening: October Food for Thought Lunch: Monsters! Thursday, October 14th @ 12:10PM (after International Coming Out Day photo)Benches on the Quad above Freas Hall (rain location: Willard-Smith Library) What is a monster? What do we find “monstrous” and why? Philosophical Film Screening: November Thursday, November 4th @ 7PM Campus Theatre (free […]

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September 23rd, 2021

Phi Sigma Tau Induction

Our first Department event of Fall 2021 was a department social and induction of four new members to the Phi Sigma Tau Philosophy National Honors Society. They are:Meagan Hathaway ’22Peyton Kendall ’22Tnsae Mulu ’23Tyler Williams ’22 Congratulations! Some photos from the event. . . .

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June 16th, 2021

Department Diversity

Some heartening news courtesy of philosopher Eric Schwitzgebel, Professor of Philosophy at University of California-Riverside. He recently posted data on his blog about the most racially diverse philosophy departments by majors in the U.S.: CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and CUNY City College come in at numbers one and two on that list.  Of more local interest to us at Bucknell was an additional data point that he uncovered, measuring the relative diversity of philosophy majors to the overall diversity of the school. He asks, “How about measuring the difference between the diversity of the student body as a whole and the diversity […]

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May 22nd, 2021

Jokubas Uznys (Philosophy & Film/Media Studies, ’21)

Congratulations to Jokubas on winning the W. Preston Warren Prize! The W. Preston Warren Prize, endowed by friends in honor of Professor Warren, for 26 years a distinguished professor of philosophy at Bucknell, is awarded to that senior majoring in philosophy who shows the greatest achievement and promise in philosophy. We asked our graduating seniors to tell us a bit about their time studying philosophy at Bucknell. This week, we’ll be showcasing our students’ answers. Favorite philosophy class at Bucknell. What did you like about it? Out of numerous great Philosophy courses I took at Bucknell, Professor Turner’s “Philosophy of […]

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May 21st, 2021

Jackson Ingram (Philosophy/Political Science, ’21)

Winner of the Agnes Archer Warren Award for his Honors Thesis, “Immigration Enforcement and Electronic Monitoring: Reification within a Racialized State Apparatus” (more here). Congratulations, Jackson! Favorite philosophy class at Bucknell. What did you like about it? Greek Philosophy provided exceptionally stimulating discussions and papers that challenged me to improve as a thinker and writer every day, in and out of the classroom. Favorite philosopher, philosophical quote, or philosophical question (someone or something that you may have returned to again and again).  What do you like about them/it? “But rather some malicious demon of the utmost power and cunning has […]

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