Joshua Smart

Congratulations to an alumnus of our department, Joshua Smart (Ph.D., 2017), on his recent placement as a visiting assistant professor in the philosophy department at the University of Oklahoma for the upcoming academic year.

Joshua Smart

Joshua Smart has successfully passed his oral defense of his dissertation, “Epistemic Rationality and Meeting One's Own Standards.” Please join us in congratulating our newest Mizzou Philosophy PhD!

This fall (2017) the Philosophy Department is pleased to offer two courses that meet the A&S Diversity Requirement:

PHIL 2005 Topics in Philosophy - Humanities:  Topic: Philosophy of Race. Instructor: Drew Woodson.   MW 11-12:15

PHIL 2420 Philosophy of War and Peace. Instructor: Isaac Wagner.  Online

PHIL 2500 Philosophy and Gender. Instructor: Claire Horisk    TR 11-12:15   TR 2-3:15




The Department is excited to announce the incoming class of PhD students who will be starting at Mizzou Fall 2016!

Ritwik Agrawal, BA in mathematics at Hindu College, University of Delhi. MA in philosophy from University of Delhi: Philosophy of mind/language/cognitive science and political philosophy.

Andre Ariew with Kevin Bird

Kevin Bird recently graduated with Honors in Philosophy and Biology.  Congratulations, Kevin!  His proud Philosophy advisor, André Ariew, is at his side.

Richard Lauer has successfully passed his oral defense of his dissertation, “Explanation for the cognitively bounded: psychology and the pragmatics of explanation.”  Congratulations Richard!

Phillip Zema has successfully defended his dissertation, "Three Questions Concerning Reid's Moral Epistemology". Congratulations, Phil!