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Philosophy at CCSU

Information about the Philosophy Department at CCSU will be updated at this site – including course offerings, and departmental, student and faculty activities. Click on postings below, or check the side columns for links to more information, related sites, and archives for this site.

Philosophy Courses for Fall 2014

The following classes are being offered for fall 2014: Continue reading Philosophy Courses for Fall 2014

Prof. Cameron Brewer to join Philosophy Department

CameronBrewerProf. Cameron Brewer has been appointed as Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the Philosophy Department. He will be joining us in August of 2014, and will be teaching early modern philosophy as well as introduction to philosophy courses in the Fall term.

Prof. Brewer holds the PhD in Philosophy from the University of Illinois in Chicago, and previously was at the Center for Learning Innovation at the University of Minnesota at Rochester. His areas of specialization include the philosophy of Immanuel Kant and biomedical ethics.

Position Available: Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the Philosophy department at the Assistant Professor rank.  The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses and contribute actively and effectively to student growth, service, and scholarship. This position has now been filled and the search has been completed Continue reading Position Available: Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Emeritus Prof. Joe McKeon has Died at Age 76

JoeMckeonJoe McKeon, who taught at CCSU for more than 30 years, during which time he served as Department Chair, Coordinator of Religious Studies, Honors Program Director, and Coordinator of East Asian Studies, has died at age 76. Joe had only recently retired from the department, which accorded him emeritus status for his efforts on behalf of faculty and students over so many years, and his contributions to teaching Religious Studies and Asian Philosophy. An obituary notice prepared by his family follows:

Joseph G. McKeon, 76, of West Hartford, CT, departed this life on December 7, 2013.  A long-time resident of South Windsor, CT, he was born in Brooklyn, NY, on May 16, 1937, son of the late John and Mary McKeon. Continue reading Emeritus Prof. Joe McKeon has Died at Age 76

Phil. 248: Philosophy of the Arts for Fall 2013

What is it?  Who decides?  Can anything be art? Come and find out!!!  Take PHIL 248, Philosophy of the Arts with Eleanor Godway:
Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. CRN# 11319. Satisfies Study Area I for Philosophy Majors & Minors. Any questions please call (860) 832-2918 for more information or Click here for PHIL 248.

Prof. Mathew Foust joins the Department

Prof. Mathew Foust has joined the Philosophy Department as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. He holds his doctorate from the University of Oregon and teaches and researches in the areas of Asian and Comparative Philosophy, and American Philosophy,  as well as Ethics and the Philosophy of Religion.

Parker English retires and is named Emeritus Professor

Prof. Parker English has retired from the CCSU Philosophy Department, and has been named Emeritus Professor of Philosophy. Parker — as he is known to  faculty and students alike — came to CCSU in 1995, and served 18 years as a valued colleague. He taught courses in his area of specialization – African Philosophy–, as well as courses in Religious Studies and the Honors Program. His most recent book, What We Say, Who We Are : Leopold Senghor, Zora Neale Hurston, and the Philosophy of Language was published in 2010 by Lexington Books. Parker will continue to research the interface between African and Analytic Philosophy. He was awarded the title and status of Emeritus Professor in recognition of his major contribution to teaching, research and service at CCSU.

Classes for Fall 2013

The following courses and sections are being offered for Fall 2013: Click to see the list: Continue reading Classes for Fall 2013

Minor in Social Justice

The Philosophy department minor in Social Justice introduces students to philosophical literature and analysis through the examination of concepts and theories related to social justice, such as those concerning equality, democracy, and oppression. Moreover, through their coursework, students will apply philosophical concepts and theories to contemporary issues of social justice within the United States, such as racism in the criminal justice system, affirmative action, poverty, gender-based violence, and welfare. Continue reading Minor in Social Justice

Philosophy Club – Film Showing

The Philosophy Club will show the film “American History X” on Monday, Jan. 28 at 6pm at the Marcus White Living. Pizza will be available and discussion will follow the film. All are invited.