Congratulations to our recent graduates!
May 9, 2020
View our recent graduates in the VCU Philosophy program.
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
August 19, 2020
Dr. Akiba's new book, The Philosophy Major's Introduction to Philosophy: Concepts and Distinctions, will be available to all one week from today, August 26, 2020. Congratulations, Dr. Akiba!
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
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!
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
April 26, 2020
Spring 2021: Mind and Language, taught by Ken Akiba
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