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.

Many congratulations to Arthur Kriger, who has been awarded the Graduate Student Instructor of Record Teaching Award from the College of Liberal Arts (CLA). The CLA Committee was unanimously impressed with the scope, dedication and excellence of Arthur's teaching. We are very happy to have such competent and dedicated TAs!


Nov 13, 2019

Nordev Prize Winners

Congratulations to Stanley J. Konoval and Jason Cutmore for winning the Department's Nordev Prize for the strongest prelim essays in the fall of 2019. Stanley's submission (in the history of philosophy) was entitled "Ascending and Descending Causality: Epigenesis and Mechanical Inexplicability in Kant’s Critique of the Power of Judgment." Jason's paper (submitted as a contemporary paper) was entitled "After ‘High’ Art: An Ontology of Musical Kinds." The committee found both papers to be deserving and decided to split the prize this year.

image of three CLA ambassadors

The College of Liberal Arts’ Student Ambassador Program, in conjunction with the college’s Enrollment office, recently held a book drive for North Philadelphia kids at Tree House Books. Thanks to the generosity of students and their friends and family, the drive far surpassed its donation goal.

Congratulations to graduate student Joshua Cutts, who has just published his article "Herbert Marcuse and False Needs," in the Journal Social Theory and Practice.

Congratulation to Lee-Ann Chae who has just published her article "Hoping for Peace" with The Auralasian Journal of Philosophy.