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Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher,
& philosophy begins in wonder.

– Plato

Department News

Professor Sheila Winborne to Participate in a Wabash Center Peer Mentoring Cluster, A Project Made Possible By A Grant Funded by Lilly Endowment Inc.

Professor Sheila Winborne along with Professor Mitzi Smith of Ashland Theological Seminary (grant director) and Professor Janice McLean-Farrell of City Seminary of New York will participate in a 2016 Peer Mentoring Cluster titled “African American Women Negotiating Academia with Self-Care”. The project is made possible by a grant from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and…
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Professor Delmas is Named NYU’s 2016 Dworkin-Balzan Fellow

Great news! Professor Candice Delmas has been named the Dworkin-Balzan Fellow at the Center for Law and Philosophy at New York University School of Law. Please join us in congratulating Professor Delmas on this prestigious fellowship for philosophers of law!

Professor Parekh Starts Writing for the Huffington Post

Professor Parekh has started to write blog posts for the Huffington Post. With an emphasis on Social and Political Philosophy, Professor Parekh takes a look at current geopolitical issues and discusses what should be done. You can read her first article here where she talks about our moral obligations to do more then just house…
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Department Spotlights

Jodie Ly

Law, Ethics, & Public Policy

A senior philosophy major with a concentration in law and ethics and minors in law and public policy and environmental studies, has taken full advantage of the varieties of educational and experiential opportunities Northeastern offers.

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Branden Fitelson

Welcome Professor Fitelson

The Philosophy department is excited to welcome Professor Branden Fitelson to Northeastern. Professor Fitelson is conducting research in the areas of epistemology and philosophy of science and he will be teaching logic courses.

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