Reading Day at the New York Historical Society

On Friday, December 10, 2021, the philosophy and history departments teamed up to bring a group of students to the New York Historical Society on Reading Day to see the exhibit Aristotle: From Antiquity to the Modern Era. The exhibit featured early modern manuscripts of some of Aristotle’s most important works on physics, metaphysics, logic, ethics and […]

Students with Abe Lincoln_N-YHS_Dec2021

World Philosophy Day

On Thursday, November 17, 2022, in recognition of World Philosophy Day, the Philosophy Department hosted an information session for students which expounded the benefits of studying Philosophy as an undergraduate. The event also provided information about the major and minor program of study at Saint Peter’s and the various concentrations and electives available to students. […]

National Philosophy Honor Society Inductees

On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, the Philosophy Department welcomed two students into Phi Sigma Tau, the National Philosophy Honor Society. Congratulations are extended to Rebecca Lopez and David Dolgitzer, both of the Class of 2022. During the ceremony, both students received a certificate of membership and purple and white honor society cords to proudly wear […]

Rebecca Lopez and David Dolgitzer

Is Complicity Evil? The Holocaust and Its Legacy Guest Lecture

On Friday, April 29 the Philosophy Department co-sponsored a guest lecture with the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in observance of Yom HaShoah titled Is Complicity Evil? The Holocaust and Its Legacy. Nitzan Lebovic, Ph.D., professor of history and Apter Chair of Holocaust Studies and Ethical Values at Lehigh University, talked about the ethics of complicity and nonaction, and […]

Nitzan Lebovic speaking

Philosophy Program General Information Session

There will be a Philosophy program general information session in the Digital Humanities Center (basement of O’Toole Library) at 12 pm on Monday, 11/29.  Lunch will be provided, and this will be a great chance to learn more about majoring and minoring in Philosophy at SPU!  There will be a short presentation on the requirements […]

Phi Sigma Tau inducts three students “virtually”!

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and temporary closure of the University’s Jersey City campus, the Philosophy Department held its first ever virtual induction ceremony on Zoom! On Friday, May 1, 2020, the Philosophy Department welcomed three students into Phi Sigma Tau, the Philosophy Honor Society. Congratulations are extended to Hunter Criollo ’20, Cesar Gomez ’20, and […]

All Philosophy Department events temporarily postponed

Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, and in accordance with Governor Murphy’s declaration of a state of emergency and related decisions, the Saint Peter’s University campus is temporarily closed. All university classes and everyday operational functioning will be taking place virtually. With respect for the health of our students, employees, and their families, the […]

Philosophy students travel to Germany & Austria!

Students from the PL-495 Exploring Philosophy Overseas course traveled to Germany and Austria over spring break. Student enjoyed their ten day trip, which included sightseeing at the medieval treasures of Munich, a tour of Nazi Socialist Munich in addition to a sobering visit to Dachau, a visit to Nuremberg, a ride along the Alps to […]

Students and professors stand on the steps of the Feldherrnhalle. The statue commemorating the Franco-Prussia War stands proudly behind them.

Ethical Leadership Program welcomes former ACLU President

The Philosophy Department’s Ethical Leadership Program, along with the Honors Program, the Frank J. Guarini School of Business, the Sociology, Criminal Justice, Asian Studies, Political Science, and Communication and Media Culture Departments, the Guarini Institute for Government and Leadership, and the Office of the President, proudly presents Nadine Strossen, Former President of the American Civil […]

Inaugural Ethical Leadership Lecture Postponed

Due to the inclement weather and subsequent campus closings on Monday, December 2, the Philosophy Department’s inaugural Ethical Leadership Lecture featuring Dr. William Remley is postponed. Please be on the lookout for the rescheduled lecture in the spring semester.