Congratulations to our recent graduates!

Congratulations to our recent graduates!

May 15, 2021

View our recent graduates in the VCU Philosophy program.

Virtual Event: “Is Lockdown Right? Bioethics, Global Health, and COVID-19”

Virtual Event: “Is Lockdown Right? Bioethics, Global Health, and COVID-19”

November 12, 2020

Dr. Alex Broadbent, a philosopher of epidemiology, will address philosophical and ethical issues related to global health and COVID-19.

Dr. Akiba's New Book, The Philosophy Major's Introduction to Philosophy

Dr. Akiba's New Book, The Philosophy Major's Introduction to Philosophy

August 19, 2020

Dr. Akiba's new book, The Philosophy Major's Introduction to Philosophy: Concepts and Distinctionswill be available to all one week from today, August 26, 2020. Congratulations, Dr. Akiba!

Welcome, Dr. Yuan!

Welcome, Dr. Yuan!

July 23, 2020

Dr. Yuan (Ph.D., 2020 Yale University) joins the Philosophy Department as Assistant Professor. 

Professor and Chair Anthony Ellis Retires

Professor and Chair Anthony Ellis Retires

June 30, 2020

Anthony Ellis retired on June 30, 2020. Professor Ellis joined the VCU Philosophy Department in 1990 and has served as department chair since 1999. Best wishes to Professor Ellis in his retirement!

Welcome, Emma Bilski!

Welcome, Emma Bilski!

May 29, 2020

Emma Bilski (B.F.A. Theatre, B.A. Religious Studies '20) joins the philosophy department as the administrative assistant.

Seminar in Philosophy (PHIL 490) topics

Seminar in Philosophy (PHIL 490) topics

April 26, 2020

Fall 2021: Population Ethics, taught by Miles Tucker

Professor Mike Valdman answers, Is Donald Trump for real?

Professor Mike Valdman answers, Is Donald Trump for real?

August 4, 2015

VCU news offered passersby the chance to ask any question, and then passed the questions on to faculty members. Philosophy professor Mike Valdman answered the question, Is Donald Trump for real? The video is three minutes, but if you want to skip to the part about Trump, go to 1:58: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEIzml-rQDk