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The Philosophy Department at Georgetown University is a pluralistic department that contributes centrally to the University’s core commitments to “justice and the common good, our intellectual openness, and our international character.” We value and promote a variety of approaches to philosophical reflection, including traditional research in contemporary philosophical problems, the study of the history of philosophy, practically engaged and public-facing philosophy, all in both the Anglophone and international linguistic traditions. We have broad strengths in traditional fields of philosophical inquiry, including ethical theory and practical ethics (especially bioethics), social and political philosophy, philosophy of language, epistemology, and the Catholic philosophical tradition. We are currently building a focus in philosophical approaches to race, as well as philosophical traditions rooted in the thought of disadvantaged or marginalized racial groups.
Megan Dean wins the 2020 Harold N. Glassman Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Humanities
May 18th, 2020
We are thrilled to announce that Megan Dean is the recipient of the 2020 Harold N. Glassman Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Humanities fo…
Megan Dean Hired as Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Michigan State University
May 18th, 2020
Megan Dean has accepted a tenure-line assistant professorship in feminist bioethics in the Philosophy department at Michigan State University to …
Joel Michael Reynolds to Join GU Philosophy Department in Fall 2020
March 11th, 2020
Joel Michael Reynolds will be joining Georgetown University as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Disability Studies for Fall 2020. Prof. …
Neil Lewis to Be Promoted to Professor
March 10th, 2020
Neil Lewis will be promoted to the rank of (full) Professor as of August, 2020. Prof. Lewis is a scholar of 13th century English philosophy, esp….
Beauchamp and DeGrazia Publish Study of Animal Ethics Research
March 2nd, 2020
Tom L. Beauchamp, Professor emeritus of Philosophy and one of the founders of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, along with David DeGrazia, the E…
Katherine Ward (ABD) hired as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bucknell Univ.
February 24th, 2020
Katherine Ward has accepted a tenure-line assistant professorship in philosophy at Bucknell Univ. in Lewisburg, PA, for Fall 2020. Ward is curren…
Professor to Research Spatial Information in Germany With Prestigious Humboldt Award
February 13th, 2020
Philosophy professor Quill Kukla, a senior research scholar at the university’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE), is one of only 100 applicants around the world to receive the highly coveted Humboldt Research Award.
Huaping Lu-Adler's "Kant and the Science of Logic" Published by Oxford UP
September 24th, 2018
Prof. Huaping Lu-Adler’s Kant and the Science of Logic: A Historical and Philosophical Reconstruction, has appeared with Oxford University Pres…