The Philosophy Department thanks Dr. Bien for his time at MU

Dr. Joseph Bien

Dr. Joseph Bien strengthened the Philosophy community at Mizzou during his roughly 40 years of teaching at the university.

Dr. Bien earned his Bachelors and Master’s degrees at Xavier University. He earned his Doctorate in Philosophy at the University of Paris-Sorbonne in 1968.

After teaching in Texas, Dr. Bien began teaching at the University of Missouri in 1979. He chaired the Philosophy Department for 15 years and served as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Philosophy Department for eight years.

Congratulations to Prof. Andrew Melnyk for winning the Blue Chalk Award presented by the College of Arts and Science Student Council.

Andrew Melnyk

Many students would have difficulty navigating the rules, regulations, and requirements of campus life without the help of academic advisers. This spring, students in the College of Arts and Science tapped in the Department of Philosophy as their favorite academic adviser. Dr.Melnyk earned his doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University; his research interests include the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of science, metaphysics, and the philosophy of psychology.

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