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Congratulations Graduates!
Congratulations to all the philosophy and religious studies students graduating this semester. Best of luck to all of you and please keep in touch. Cory Clark, Philosophy Major Ryan Frye, Philosophy Major, Phi Sigma Tau Honors Society Jennifer Greenwell, Ph...
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Margaret Cuonzo Talks About Paradoxes
Margaret Cuonzo Margaret Cuonzo talks about paradoxes, philosophy and more. The sorites is, to my mind, one of the deepest paradoxes out there and it provides a good example for understanding different ways to solve paradoxes. It is very deep because the pr...
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The Is-Ought Problem
From the BBC4 series on the History of Ideas: The Is-Ought Problem . "Do you draw conclusions from how things are to think about how things should be? There might be a gap in your reasoning."
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Essay Contest
Essay Contest Attention philosophy students: Please consider submitting something to this essay contest. Take a paper you wrote for a course in a previous semester or a paper you're writing now. Philosophy faculty would be happy to work with you to polish i...
Essay Contest Attention philosophy students: Please consider submitting something to this essay contest. Take a paper you wrote for a course in a previous semester or a paper you're writing now. Philosophy faculty would be ha...
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Free Will?
Not free will. Free Won't.
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Cultural Evolution
Last May, Daniel Dennett gathered, at the Santa Fe Institute, a handful of people who have written about cultural evolution. The general impression was that (as he tweeted some time later) "the meeting revealed a lot of unexpected common ground".   Summarie...
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Rosetta discovers water?
Attention Philosophy students: "Rosetta discovers water on comet 67p like nothing on Earth" What would Putnam say if it is NOTHING like earth water? Rosetta discovers water on comet 67p like nothing on Earth | Science | The Guardian
Attention Philosophy students: "Rosetta discovers water on comet 67p like nothing on Earth" What would Putnam say if it is NOTHING like earth water? Rosetta discovers water on comet 67p like nothing on Earth | Science | The G...
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Religious Studies Courses for Spring 2015
Check out the spring 2015 courses for the Religious Studies minor. And note the KIIS summer semester in Greece!
Check out the spring 2015 courses for the Religious Studies minor. And note the KIIS summer semester in Greece!
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Companions in Misery [or "Happy Together"]
On being miserably happy: [Schopenhauer's] account of others as “fellow-sufferers” in “On the Sufferings of the World” encourages us to nurture a soft spot for even the most flawed individuals. That we are all condemned to the same Sisyphean fate ought to m...
On being miserably happy: [Schopenhauer's] account of others as “fellow-sufferers” in “On the Sufferings of the World” encourages us to nurture a soft spot for even the most flawed individuals. That we are all condemned to t...
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Ethics Bowl 2014
Congratulations to this year's Ethics Bowl team. Ted Hays, Courtney Knox, Christian Willett, Leighann Goins, Ryan Frye and Marc Kennedy competed in Marion, IN recently. They did a great job, ranking 12th and ahead of some very good schools. Thanks to Dr. Y...
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Spring 2015 Schedule
The Spring 2015 schedule is available. Philosophy majors who need to make an advising appointment should contact Rudy Garns (garns@nku.edu) or make an appointment online .
The Spring 2015 schedule is available. Philosophy majors who need to make an advising appointment should contact Rudy Garns (garns@nku.edu) or make an appointment online.
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"So let me push back at the idea that the humanities are obscure, arcane and irrelevant. These three philosophers influence the way I think about politics, immigration, inequality; they even affect what I eat.

"It’s also worth pointing out that these three philosophers [Berlin, Singer, Rawls] are recent ones. To adapt to a changing world, we need new software for our cellphones; we also need new ideas. The same goes for literature, for architecture, languages and theology."
The humanities aren’t obscure, arcane or irrelevant. They awaken our souls, influence how we think about inequality, and help us adapt to a changing world.
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The Philosophy Program at NKU offers a major and a minor in Philosophy. We also offer minors in applied philosophy and religious studies, a number of general education classes, and courses that serve a number of other programs.