Philosophy News

College of Liberal Arts Philosophy students are challenged by their professors to explore life’s biggest questions about god, health, disease, free will and more. Here, we explore the big questions about the lives and academic and professional careers of our students, alumni and faculty. Read their stories and contact us if you have a Temple Philosophy story that needs to be shared. The program is locally rooted in the cultural center that is Philadelphia, but its global reach touches European and Greek philosophy and so much more. Follow along as the Department of Philosophy scrutinizes life’s great mysteries in pursuit of greater answers.

Please join us for the 2021 Philosophy and the Climate Crisis Conference. The conference will be taking place virtually at Temple June 11-12, 2021. Visit the Philosophy and the Climate Crisis Conference webpage for full details and registration dates. 

image of book cover The Drama of History: Ibsen, Hegel, Nietzsche

Professor Kristin Gjesdal's book, The Drama of History: Ibsen, Hegel, Nietzsche has just been published by Oxford University Press. 

image of book Philosophy of Sculpture: Historical Problems, Contemporary Approaches 

Professor Kristin Gjesdal's edited volume on philosophy of sculpture, Philosophy of Sculpture: Historical Problems, Contemporary Approaches was published with Routledge Press. in September.

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College of Liberal Arts Dean Richard Deeg addresses our students, alumni, faculty and staff on the crucial topics of diversity, race and anti-bias.

Congratulations to Eli Alshanetsky for publishing “Thoughts into words” at Aeon magazine. Professor Alshanetsky discusses “the paradox of articulation: are you excavating existing ideas, or do your thoughts come into being as you speak?”