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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

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Campus News | November 4, 2021

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

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Campus News | July 15, 2021

Junior Kyle Catarata looks to create new opportunities for aspiring law students.

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Arts and Culture | December 30, 2020

A sampling of university experts who sounded off on the year’s monumental movements surrounding race, ethnicity, and gender.

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People | October 30, 2019

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.

Research | September 7, 2018

Some students spent their summer lounging peacefully at the pool. Zantana Ephrem spent hers studying just war theory.  

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People | June 13, 2018

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.

Philosophy In The News

Las Vegas Sun
December 13, 2021

The Supreme Court seems poised to uphold Mississippi’s challenge to Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that affirmed a woman’s right to abortion.

Las Vegas Sun
December 13, 2021

The Supreme Court seems poised to uphold Mississippi’s challenge to Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling that affirmed a woman’s right to abortion.

October 22, 2021

Taxpayers on hook amid infighting, conflicts

October 21, 2021

Guest: Amy Reed-Sandoval from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Sun
September 21, 2021

In his Where I Stand column on Sunday, Brian Greenspun asks, “(Why) are so many people refusing to take the shot?” This question has had many of us perplexed.

September 10, 2021

The most recent Texas abortion ban drives home the fact that abortion is a migration issue.

Philosophy Experts

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Recent Philosophy Accomplishments

June 22, 2022
Amy Reed-Sandoval's (Philosophy) research on abortion ethics was recently discussed in the French magazine Philosophie Magazine.
May 22, 2022
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) recently was appointed to the editorial board of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, where she will serve as a section editor for Latin American and Iberian philosophy. 
May 10, 2022
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) published "Précis: Socially Undocumented," and "Replies to My Interlocutors" in the American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, which published a symposium on her book Socially Undocumented: Identity and Immigration Justice. 
April 27, 2022
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) gave a virtual, interactive presentation, "Teaching Philosophy to Migrant and Border-Town Children," as part of the Unbordering Migration in the Americas series at the University of Rochester. 
April 14, 2022
Dave Beisecker (Philosophy) recently delivered the Presidential Address for the New Mexico-Texas Philosophical Association at Baylor University. The address was  “Truth and the Topology of Assertion.”
April 12, 2022
Amy Reed-Sandoval (Philosophy) published "Are Exit Controls for Women Migrant Workers Justified in Theory? A Response to Patti Lenard," commentary for The Ethics of Migration Policy Dilemmas Project, Migration Policy Center, European University Institute.