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Department of Philosophy News

The Department of Philosophy offers students 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

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UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield honors six graduates for their unwavering commitment to excellence.

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Program includes workshops, activities to awaken participants’ inner 'warrior queens.'

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LutumPotentia wins first place in business competition with their idea for making composting easier.

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From the problems of feeding wild horses to new pet store ordinances, students explore moral issues related to animals.

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A collection of news stories highlighting research wins, expert insights, and academic achievement.

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A collection of news stories featuring stargazing and change at UNLV.

Philosophy In The News

San Bernardino Sun

In 1988, author and women’s studies professor Evelyn Torton Beck published an article entitled “The Politics of Jewish Invisibility” in which she lamented “the silence surrounding the recognition that anti-Semitism, whose shadow continues to fall on women’s lives, is, or ought to be, a feminist issue.”


There is a science to hope. We look at how this weighs into mental health, and the efforts to make Las Vegas a “hopeful” city. We then meet Egyptian author Ahmed Naji, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He shares his experiences being imprisoned for his writings, and how he found a new life at UNLV.

Nevada Independent

The invitation says no children, and where my children aren’t welcome, I’m not either.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

A wild horse from Mount Charleston was killed by federal officials this week. The horse was loved within the community and residents are demanding to know why the Bureau of Land Management did not take less aggressive means.

Las Vegas Sun

It’s been two years since the exhibition of disunity displayed in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the United States Capitol. And now, more than ever, we need to remember the soul of America, founded by brave individuals who dared to face a dictator, and build a representative government.


It's been more than a month since the Animal Foundation--the city's only municipal animal shelter--closed its doors to dogs.

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Recent Philosophy Accomplishments

Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) published an op-ed titled, "Claudia Sheinbaum at the Intersection of Sexism and Antisemitism" in the Orange County Register.
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) gave a keynote presentation for the 2024 University of Arizona Feminist Philosophy Graduate Conference. Her presentation was entitled "Feminism and the Open Borders Debate". 
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) served as a philosophical consultant for an episode of Alma's Way titled, "Alma's Payday," which aired recently on PBS Kids. 
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) delivered virtual comments on Jesus Auriel Raya's "Necropolitics in Practice: Leveraging the Fear of Deportation," at the Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association. 
Dave Beisecker (Philosophy) presented a paper, "The Ballistics of Inquiry in a Post-Truth Age," at the annual meeting of the Philosophy of Education Society in Salt Lake City. The paper was recognized as a finalist for the Joint PES & Educational Theory Outstanding Paper Award, and will soon be published in the society's journal, Philosophy of…
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) published "Marco Flores Deserves to Stay in the U.S.: A Feminist Argument Against Deportation" in Ms. Magazine.