Philosophy alum Paul Rezkalla awarded 2021-2022 Philosophy in the Media fellowship. 

FSU philosophy alum Paul Rezkalla (currently Arete Professorial Fellow at Hillsdale College) has been made a 2021-2022 Philosophy in the Media Fellow. The Marc Sanders Foundation’s Philosophy in Media initiative aims to bring philosophy to the general public by providing selected philosophers with training and media contacts.

Alumni News

Members of Xphi Research Group to Present 7 Different Projects at Princeton University for the 46th Annual Society for Philosophy and Psychology Conference

The 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology will be held at Princeton University from June 10-13th, 2020. The conference is known as one of the leading philosophy and psychology conferences in the country and boasts an acceptance rate that rivals top journals of philosophy. Seven different projects, which include 5 graduate and 2 undergraduate student authors, will be presented at the conference.

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Associate Professor of Philosophy Nathanael Stein has been awarded an NEH fellowship to complete a forthcoming book about causation and explanation in Aristotle. More details can be found here.

Faculty News

Graduate Student, Chris Kalbach, Wins Best Poster Presentation at the Society for Philosophy and Psychology Conference

Original research presented by FSU graduate student Christopher Kalbach at the 45th meeting of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology in San Diego was recently awarded the prize for best poster!

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Doctoral Candidate, Nick Byrd, Publishes Paper on Moral Decision Making

Nick Byrd, a doctoral candidate in FSU’s Department of Philosophy, and Paul Conway, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, collaborated on thought-provoking research focusing on the psychology of making moral decisions.  Their paper, entitled "Not all who ponder count costs: Arithmetic reflection predicts utilitarian tendencies, but logical reflection predicts both deontological and utilitarian tendencies", was published in Cognition

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6 Graduate Students and 1 Faculty Member to Present Internationally at the X-Phi Bern Conference, at the University of Bern, Switzerland

X-Phi Bern 2019 will be held from September 19-21th, 2019. This international conference will feature major speakers from around the globe, and we are proud of our graduate students for their hard work and international recognition!

Alumni News

6 Graduate Students to Present at 45th Annual Society for Philosophy and Psychology

Graduate Students from the FSU X-Phi Research Group will be presenting their research projects at one of the most exclusive conferences in the country, the Society for Philosophy and Psychology. With roughly a 5% acceptance rate, we are proud of our student researchers!

Alumni News

11th Conference of the American Association of Mexican Philosophers

The American Association of Mexican Philosophers (AAMP) formally invites you to join its 11th Conference of the AAMP on March 8th and 9th. Feel free to invite your students too. All the talks will be in English though one will have a little bit of Spanish, given the nature of the topic. Open this announcement to find the program.

Event Announcements

Announcing FSU X-Phi Research Group!

The Department of Philosophy has established a new research group, incorporating philosophers and scientists interested in ordinary concepts that are of central philosophical concern. Click for more details.

Faculty News

2019 Werkmeister Conference: Identifying Persons

Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16
204 Longmire Alumni Building



Ordinary objects have conditions of identity over time, but only a person can be said to have an identity -- in the sense that invites talk of identity crises, of questioning or changing one's identity, of discovering who one really is.