Check out our Fall 2018 Undergraduate Philosophy Electives!

Think! Learn more about our two Master of Arts programs; History of Philosophy and Social and Applied Philosophy.

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University Promotions Announced

Congratulations to Drs. Anthony Peressini, and James South who have been promoted from Associate Professor to Professor of Philosophy!





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Welcome Dr. Jessica Wolfendale

The Philosophy Department is pleased to announce that Dr. Jessica Wolfendale will be joining the department as Professor of Philosophy effective fall 2018.  Dr. Wolfendale works primarily in the areas of applied ethics and moral psychology.

Congratulations to:

Dr. Curtis Carter on his appointment as the Donald J. Schuenke Chair in Philosophy.

Philosophy Majors Jared Corbett, Andi Sirokman, and Jacob Stavsky have been named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2017 semester!

Dr. Grant Silva for being the Highlighted Philosopher for November 2017 in the Directory of Philosophers from Underrepresented Groups in Philosophy

Dr. Kimberly Engels (defended spring 2017) who accepted a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor at Molloy College, New York.

Dr. Corinne-Bloch Mullins for her second Strategic Innovation Fund grant, “The Philosophy Lab” (


Dr. Curtis Carter, Presenting Aesthetics Research in China

Dr. Curtis Carter, Professor of Philosophy, is a frequent visitor to China to present academic papers and lectures at international aesthetics Conferences and universities.  Aesthetics is a very popular subject among Chinese philosophers and literary theorists with many scholars and students active in its study. During the past year, Dr. Carter  presented  papers on various topics  in China including: “The Favelas in Rio de Janeiro as a Form of Utopia for the Underserved,” and “Aesthetics of Chinese Ink Paintings,” Symposium on Chinese Ink Painting, Shanghai (April 2017)

During his visits to China this past year, Dr. Carter also held meetings with Chinese Scholars to plan a future Conference to take place in China on Aesthetics and City Life His has lectures at Peking University, Beijing Normal University, Nanjing University, Zhejiang University and others in cities across China.  Dr. Carter’s writings have appeared in numerous leading Chinese academic journals, and artist’s catalogues. His book, Border Crossings: Art into Aesthetics, is currently in press in Chinese awaiting publication in the coming season.

Engendering Dignity in Philosophy (EDIP)

Philosophy graduate students Drew Dumaine and Marisola Xhelili, in collaboration with Dr. Anthony Peressini and Dr. Theresa Tobin have developed and collaboratively teach a new course called, "Narrating Freedom: Gender and Mass Incarceration."  The course is unique in that It enrolls half of the students from Marquette and half from the Milwaukee Women’s Correctional Center.  The course was initially offered in 2016 as part of the Honors Program.  The hope is to integrate the course into the regular philosophy curriculum.   This course is the first installation of a broader effort to build partnerships between the philosophy department and the local community.

EDIP and development of this course has been funded by a Marquette University Innovation Grant.