Oklahoma State University



Spring 2014 Department Newsletter


MoralityPhilosophy Undergraduate Student Essay Contest!

"Is Morality a matter of opinion or is it a matter of knowledge?"
Open to any student in a philosophy class. Write 1500 words or less, double spaced with any citation style. Email your essay to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Due Oct 31, 2014 by 5pm. Winner will be announced at December Departmental meeting. Cash Prize $100.  FLYER


  • October 30 at 7pm in 018 BUS the Ethics Center presents, "Critical Conversations: Women of Color and White Standards of Beauty" with Kim Foster and Kristen Edwards Flyer
  • October 30 - November 1 Dr. Rebecca Bensen Cain will comment on a paper at the American Society of Aesthetics in San Antonio, TX.
  • October 31 - November 2 Dr. Mary Gwin will comment on a paper and chair a session at the Southwestern Philosophical Society in Lawrence, KS.
  • November 13 at 3:30pm in CLB 202 Friends of the Forms Lecture by Dr. Chan-Tin, OSU Computer Science. Title TBA FLYER
  • November 15-16 Dr. Lawrence Pasternack has an invited talk on Kant's conception of the Highest Good at the Pacific Division meeting of the North American Kant Society – Los Angeles.
  • November 19 at 3:30pm in CLB 212 Friends of the Forms Lecture by Dr. Stephen Nemeth, OSU Political Science Department. Title TBA
  • November 20 at 7pm in 203 CLB the Ethics Center presents, "Critical Colloquiua: Aesthetic Exploration, Social Injustice, and the Body" by Sherri Irvin, Associate Professor and Director of Gradaute Admissions, OU Department of Philosophy.
  • December 27-30 Dr. Timothy Weidel will present a paper titled "Philanthropy, Autonomy, and the Benefits of Giving Directly" at the Eastern Division APA in Philadelphia, PA.