The Department of Philosophy
is Philosophy? and Philosophy at VCU
for the Majors and the Minors
Advice for Students
2014–2015 Course Schedule
VCU Graduation on Saturday, May 10, 2014:
10:00 a.m. Commencement in the Richmond Coliseum
3:00 p.m. Philosophy department ceremony in the University Student Commons
(907 Floyd Avenue), 2nd floor, Richmond Salons
Welcome to Anthony Bolos (Ph.D., The University of Edinburgh), who joins VCU's philosophy faculty for the 2014–2015 academic year! Dr. Bolos specializes in epistemology and the philosophy of religion.
Advising: Professor Donald Smith is the advisor for all philosophy majors. If you have advising questions or would like an advising appointment, contact Professor Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Upcoming Seminar in Philosophy (PHIL 490) topics:
Fall 2014: Disagreement, taught by Donald Smith
Spring 2015: Religious Epistemology, taught by Anthony Bolos
Congratulations to our recent graduates!
(Email email@example.com if your name has been omitted.)
- Christopher Byrd
- Mary Gallagher
- Andrea Jackson
- Andrew Kennedy-Derkay
- Joseph Knoebel
- Michael Perreault
- Gordon Randlett
- Jennifer Ramos
- Alexander Wilson
- Robert Adams
- Audrea Anderson
- C. Brayshaw
- Gilbert J. Kenner, Jr.
- Zachary Daniel Kitchen
- Joshua Learn
- Courtney Gray Sterling
- Philip Alexander White
- Benjamin Caskey
- James Crytser
- Caroline Gerdts
- Alex Johnston
- Sean Sam
- Brendan Taylor
Rebecca Stangl (University of Virginia), "A Neo-Aristotelian Account of Supererogation"
Friday, November 15, 4:30–6:00 p.m., Starke House 101
William Lycan (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), "Moral Realism"
Friday, January 31, 4:30–6:00 p.m., Starke House 101
Description: Many doubt that there are moral facts or objective moral truths. This paper defends moral facts against the most powerful objections to them.
Tristram McPherson (Virginia Tech), "Arguing for Vegetarianism: The Easy Part and the Hard Part"
Friday, March 28, 4:00–5:30 p.m., Commons Theater in the University Student Commons (Note new time & place, which were updated 2/28/14)
Department of Philosophy
Virginia Commonwealth University
915 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23284-2025
Anthony Ellis, Department Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
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