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High school students at the VCU Summer Camp in Philosophy participate in a mock trial at the Academic Learning Commons at VCU in July. Among several activities during the weeklong camp focused on the concept of justice, the students discussed with VCU faculty and students what guilt "beyond a reasonable doubt" truly means. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

‘It’s a way of thinking’: VCU summer camp opens high school students’ eyes to philosophy

Aug. 1, 2022

The VCU Summer Camp in Philosophy, held for the first time this year, saw high school students prepare presentations on ethics and moral philosophy around abortion, cloning, euthanasia, legalization of drugs, racism and more.

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Sofia Syed ('22) selected for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

June 23, 2022

Congratulations to Sofia Syed ('22) for receiving a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.

James Fritz

VCU philosophy professor receives national award for article exploring morality and rationality of beliefs

Dec. 16, 2021

“It’s a tremendous honor to have my work selected by the American Philosophical Association for the Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize,” said James Fritz.

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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!