The Department of Philosophy is an internationally recognized community of scholars and students, known widely for its specialization in, and contributions to, moral philosophy, broadly construed. That includes metaethics, normative ethics, applied ethics, political philosophy and aesthetics. Undergraduate students may earn a B.A. in philosophy, and graduate students may earn a Masters or Ph.D. in the Department's Applied Philosophy program. The Department is committed to providing the highest quality of education for students as well as to increasing the body of philosophical knowledge.
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Dr. Albert Dzur
Dr. Albert Dzur, is to present at Keeble College, Oxford University at the Howard League conference on penal reform.
New Faculty Members Fall 2013
We welcome two new permanent faculty members this Fall: Helen Yetter-Chappell and Richard Yetter Chappell
Three long-serving faculty members retired
In the summer of 2013, Professors Michael Bradie, Fred Miller and Jeffrey Paul retired. They will be sorely missed, but we hope to see them around the department in their new instantiations.
One of our ABD graduate students and full-time instructors passed away in May 2013. Our deepest sympathies are with his family and friends.
Raymond G. Frey
Emeritus Professor Raymond G. Frey passed away on November 8, 2012. To see tributes to and shared memories of him, visit his web page here.
Former BGSU Philosophy faculty member and Department Chair Bob Goodwin passed away in 2012. Our thoughts are with his family.
April 25-26, 2014
"Political Utopia: Promise or Peril?"
A Bowling Green Workshop in Applied Ethics and Public PolicyWorkshop Homepage
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Director of Graduate Admissions
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