- The Department of Philosophy is proud to announce Professor Shelley Weinberg has been named acting director of the Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory. Read full story Professor Shelley Weinberg named acting director of Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory
- The Department of Philosophy is proud to announce Professor Helga Varden’s book, “Sex, Love, and Gender: A Kantian Account” (Oxford University Press, 2020) was awarded the 2023 North American Kant Society’s Senior Scholar Prize. The Senior Scholar Prize is awarded annually for an outstanding... Read full story Professor Helga Varden’s book Sex, Love, and Gender awarded 2023 North American Kant Society’s Senior Scholar Prize
- The Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has acquired a rare first edition of Plato’s works printed in the Greek language. Read full story Rare Book and Manuscript Library acquires first edition of Plato’s works in Greek
Alumni Spotlight: Maggie Wave (University Administration)
Maggie Wave is the Senior Regional Director at Washington University in St. Louis. She graduated from the University of Illinois in 2012 with degrees in Philosophy and Political Science.
Faculty Spotlight: Noël Saenz
Noël Saenz is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy, who specializes in metaphysics and the philosophy of religion. He is interested in a range of issues that have to do with layered view of reality (e.g., grounding, fundamentality, parts and whole, and the nature and existence of facts) and also places where metaphysics and philosophy of religion overlap (e.g., questions of divine simplicity and necessity). Saenz’s current research in metaphysics focuses on issues having to do with a layered view of reality. Front and center, here, are topics having to do with grounding, fundamentality,...