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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 First Coast High School Ethics Bowl and the UNF Ethics Academy.  


Check out the Florida Philosophical Association's

Open Letter to All Academic Leaders at Florida State Colleges and Universities

Upcoming Events

 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)

Apr 18: Fuel for Finals Pizza Party, Details TBA, PRS Department Patio

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

Coming Summer 2023: UNF Ethics Academy

Students: join our Canvas program page for regular updates, announcements, events, and a copy of our seasonal newsletter. 

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