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College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

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The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies is a diverse department of award-winning and internationally recognized scholar-teachers. The Department is home to:

 

 Philosophy Programs Religious Studies Programs Florida Blue Ethics Center

 

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies also supports the UNF Ethics Bowl team, which is open to students in any major, and serves as the host for the local High School Ethics Bowl.  

Upcoming Events

 Jan 25: North Florida Philosophy Slam, "Why I'm an Anarchist and You Should Be Too," with Dr. Shane George (6:30pm, Sahara Cafe)

Jan 27: Faculty Fridays Conversation Series (Dr. Jamie Hardy, 1:00-2:00pm, UNF Art Gallery 2/1001)

Jan 30: Meditation and Philosophy Event, Dr. Sarah Mattice, Jacksonville University

Feb 4: High School Ethics Bowl

Feb 7: Spring Welcome Event: Pizza! 11:30am-1:00pm, PRS Department Patio

Feb 14: REL Coffee and Doughnuts, 10-11:30am, PRS Department Patio

Feb 22North Florida Philosophy Slam, "The Case for Robot Rights," with Dr. Josh Gellers (6:30pm, Sahara Cafe)

Feb 24: Faculty Fridays Conversation Series (Dr. David Fenner, 1:00-2:00pm, UNF Art Gallery 2/1001)

Mar 1: MOCA Lecture, "What's so Zen about John Cage?" with Dr. Sarah Mattice (MOCA, 7pm)

Mar 7: REL Coffee and Doughnuts, 10-11:30am, PRS Department Patio

Mar 8: North Florida Philosophy Slam, "A Class War is Better than a Culture War," with Dr. David Jaffee (6:30pm, Sahara Cafe)

Apr 5North Florida Philosophy Slam, "Do We Want Freedom of Thought, or Freedom from Thought?" with Dr. Sean Freeder (6:30pm, Sahara Cafe)

Apr 8: Undergraduate Conference! Details TBA

Apr 11: REL Coffee and Doughnuts, 10-11:30am, PRS Department Patio

Apr 13: Ethics of Curiosity Lecture (TBA)

May 3North Florida Philosophy Slam, "Modern Day Stoicism," with Dr. Paul Carelli (6:30pm, Sahara Cafe)

May 5: Graduation Celebration! Family and friends welcome. 10-11am, PRS Department Patio

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