Talk: “The Necessity of Courage for Democracy”

The Department of Religious Studies presents

“The Necessity of Courage for Democracy”

A guest lecture by Shannon Dunn ‘02
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Gonzaga University

Thursday October 1st, 5-6pm
Thompson Hall 193

Working both with and against Aristotle, Dunn argues that courage can be a subversive virtue that can challenge the status quo—including the aims of the state— making it an essential virtue for the practice of democracy.


Philosophy Department Pizza Party on Friday 9/25/15

Interested in Philosophy?

Come to meet the Philosophy professors
and other students interested in Philosophy,
find out about upcoming activities
and courses for spring, get involved in planning
the Philosophy Conference, and more.

Friday, September 25th at 4:00 pm
Wyatt Hall, 3rd floor atrium

All majors, minors, and
all students interested in philosophy
are welcome!

 Philosophy Dept Party Flyer

Call for Papers: Puget Sound Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

Puget Sound Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA

February 12-13, 2016

Keynote addresses by
Professor Sara Goering (University of Washington, Department of Philosophy)
Professor David Wong (Duke University, Department of Philosophy)

Call for Papers

We welcome papers from undergraduate students on any topic of philosophy.
Selection criteria will include overall quality and diversity of theme.
Submissions should be approximately 3000 words and should include a brief abstract (no more than 250 words).  Longer papers will be considered but presenters will have 30 minutes to present their work.

Submission deadline: October 15th, 2015.

Send submissions (prepared for anonymous review, in Microsoft Word, .rtf, or .txt format)
as an email attachment to

In the body of the email include the author’s name, college affiliation, contact information,
and title of the paper.  Include no identifying information in the file with the paper.
Decisions will be made in November.

For more information, email us with any questions.
Further information at the Puget Sound Undergraduate Philosophy Conference.

We aim to be an inclusive and accessible conference.
Please email us at to discuss how we can best offer accommodation.