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Department News

Sayid Bnefsi (M.A., 2018) is the Philosophy Department's recipient of the Graduate School's 2018 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, in recognition of distinction in the area of scholarship.

Renee Jorgensen Bolinger (M.A., 2012) will be assistant professor at Princeton University in Fall 2019, with a joint appointment in the Department of Politics and the University Center for Human Values.

Junior philosophy major Maggie Hitchcock is one of five recipients of the 2018 Forward, Together Forward Scholarship.

Anthony Chiarito (M.A., 2011) has been named one of "The 10 Most Powerful Young People Working in PR Today" by The Observer.

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Upcoming Events

Anjan Chakravartty, University of Notre Dame

"Scientific Disagreement: Interpretive Pluralism Versus Anything Goes"

April 6, 2018
3:00 p.m., Altgeld 315

Katrina Sifferd, Elmhurst College

"Arrest, Trial, and Punishment with the Aim of Enhancing Moral Agency"

April 20, 2018
3:00 p.m., Holmes Student Center 505

Rafalson Essay Winner, Northern Illinois University


May 4, 2018
3:00 p.m., Holmes Student Center, University Suite

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Contact Us

Department of Philosophy
Northern Illinois University
Zulauf Hall 915
DeKalb, IL 60115
Fax: (815) 753-0543

Jessica Williams, Office Staff
Phone: (815) 753-0331

Jonie Barshinger, Office Manager
Phone: (815) 753-0333

Undergraduate Advisor

Prof. Steve Daskal
Office: Zulauf 1026
Phone: (815) 753-6410

Graduate Advisor

Prof. Lenny Clapp
Office: Zulauf 903
Phone: (815) 753-6414

Department Chair

David J. Buller
Phone: (815) 753-6299