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Northeastern remembers Susan Setta, who ‘put the air in the sails of all her colleagues’

Please take a moment to read this great article on professor Susan Setta, who will be truly missed.

Published On: May 23, 2018 |
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Congratulations Graduates!

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, we would like to extend our congratulations and best wishes to the thirty undergraduate students who graduated this year (2018) from Northeastern University. Best of luck to each of you in your future pursuits.  

Published On: May 14, 2018 |
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2018 Recent Grad and a Third Year Student Win Phil/Rel Essay Contest!

Congratulations to Isabella Carlsson (2018 Graduate) and Samantha Hirshland (Third Year) for winning this years 2018 Philosophy and Religion Essay Contest!   • Isabella’s Essay: The Problem of Unconceived Alternatives within a Bayesian Framework Isabella Carlsson investigated the problem of unconceived alternatives within a Bayesian framework.  In her analysis she explores whether or not the…
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Dr. Megan Goodwin, who will be joining us next fall as a visiting lecturer, is quoted at length in this article for Vox about Waco

This week commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Waco tragedy, the siege between FBI agents and members of the Branch Davidian religious group in Waco, Texas.  The Branch Davidians were led by David Koresh who has been characterized by the media as a cult leader and a con man.  Koresh led the resistance against federal…
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Published On: April 23, 2018 |
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Neopets was run by Scientologists

Professor Patricia Illingworth was interviewed recently on the business ethics of Neopet, a popular children’s entertainment online website where children create virtual pets and care for them in a virtual society.  Although not the original intent of the Neopet’s creators, Adam Powell and Donna Williams, the Neopet site became strongly engaged with advocates of scientology…
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Published On: April 20, 2018 |
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Prof Smead has been named the inaugural Ronald L. and Linda A. Rossetti Professor for the Humanities!

On behalf of Northeastern University, Professor Rory Smead, Associate Professor of Philosophy in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, has been named as the inaugural Ronald L. and Linda A. Rossetti Professor for the Humanities. The Rossetti Professor is a newly endowed position for a Northeastern University colleague of distinction who will also run…
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Published On: April 12, 2018 |
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2018 Philosophy and Religion Essay Award Competition

The Department of Philosophy and Religion is pleased to announce our annual essay award competition. Awards will be given in two categories: Philosophy and Religion.   Prizes: Prizes to be awarded for the best philosophy and best religious studies papers. Submission: March 30th at 12pm.   Philosophy Paper An award will be given for the…
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Published On: March 23, 2018 |
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Prof. Illingworth’s article published in The Hastings Center Blog

An article written by Professor Patricia Illingworth highlights the issues revolving around access to guns and human rights. Check out her article, “Businesses, Guns, and Human Rights” in The Hastings Center blog.  

Published On: March 22, 2018 |
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Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Classes are now available to view! → Go to myneu → Services and Links → Registrar Services → Schedule of Classes → Search by Term: Fall 2018 Semester (view only) Subject: Philosophy – PHIL

Published On: March 20, 2018 |
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Prof. Bucar’s Pious Fashion wins award from Costume Society of America

“It is my pleasure to inform you that Elizabeth Bucar’s “Pious Fashion: How Muslim Women Dress” has been chosen as recipient of the 2018 Millia Davenport Publication Award sponsored by the Costume Society of America. The Davenport reading committee was impressed by Bucar’s timely choice of subject and scholarly rigor communicated through engaging writing style.”…
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Published On: March 15, 2018 |
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