Department of Philosophy News
The philosophy department offers its majors a balanced curriculum of courses in the history of philosophy and in the most recent philosophical theories. Philosophy applies reasoning and rigorous argumentation to questions central to human life: What is ethical? What is just? What is art? What is knowledge? What is real?
Current Philosophy News
A sampling of university experts who sounded off on the year’s monumental movements surrounding race, ethnicity, and gender.
Junior Kyle Catarata looks to create new opportunities for aspiring law students.
These faculty members aren't just accomplished in their academic fields. They all have one thing in common: success in the hobbies they're passionate about.
Some students spent their summer lounging peacefully at the pool. Zantana Ephrem spent hers studying just war theory.
This aspiring "world-improvement strategist" hopes that studying in Israel will help her gain a more in-depth perspective on Middle East conflicts and allow her to improve her Arabic.
Learn from UNLV students who just landed prestigious scholarships to study in Asia, Central America, and Europe.
Philosophy In The News
Prior to Amy Reed-Sandoval's departure for Oaxaca, she spent months studying pre-college philosophical pedagogy, which heralds children’s status as ‘natural’ philosophers with questions that really matter.
In 1988, a young Baptist minister in Buffalo named Daren Drzymala launched Project House Call, a series of protests in which he and fellow anti-abortion activists picketed the homes of local abortion providers. One of their first demonstrations occurred that September, on Yom Kippur, outside the home of a Jewish ob-gyn named Barnett Slepian. A few months later, on the third night of Hanukkah, they targeted Slepian again, and also another Jewish abortion provider, Shalom Press. The protesters prayed and sang Christmas carols outside their targets’ windows.
On January 9th 2021, We published a fun post titled Ask Carrot. Essentially it was just Carrot responding to questions from our readers. But one question went unanswered.
A Las Vegas businessman is offering nearly $1 million for the answer to one of history’s enduring questions: “Is there life after death?" Robert Bigelow thinks HE knows the answer, but he’s wondering if YOU do.
Children are curious by nature, but when philosophy is added to encourage critical and creative thinking, the results often accompany them in the following years of their formation. This week, Amy Reed-Sandoval, professor in the Department of Children's Philosophy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) talks with Luz and Michelle about “Children's Philosophy without Borders,” a free online program created for children from speaks Spanish. What benefits does it bring to children and their families, especially during the pandemic?
As COVID-19 surges yet again, Mexican cemeteries will close during the Día de Muertos (Mexican Day of the Dead) holiday, which is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd and is often celebrated by bringing orange marigolds (cempasúchil flowers), hired musicians, and picnic lunches to the graves of deceased loved ones.