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.

Professor Espen Hammer was recently interviewed by "3:AM Magazine" about German Idealism and Modernism. Read the full interview.


The Philosophy Department is sad to announce the death of one of its founding members, Professor Emeritus Sidney Axinn. 

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Georgetown University Associate Professor Katherine Withy visited the College of Liberal Arts to argue against what she sees as the nine possible motivations for Heidegger’s ontological difference.

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The Pathways to Profession program gives 30 students funding to take on unpaid internships where they gain experience, build a professional network and figure out what direction to take their careers in.

Congratulations to Graduate Student George Aulisio on the acceptance of his paper, “Descartes’s Epistemic Commitment to Telescopes and Microscopes” at the Journal Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review.