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Philosophy

Why should I major in Philosophy?
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The mission of the UH Philosophy department includes the education of both MA students and undergraduate majors, and many undergraduates take courses in our department to satisfy the University's core requirements.

Spring 2019 course descriptions can now be found here

Assistant Professor Oliveira Wins Philosophy Grant

Assistant Professor Luis Oliveira will lead a multi-continent exploration of the epistemology of religion with a $1.3 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation.  Summer workshops planned over the next three years in Brazil, Argentina and Chile will connect Latin American philosophers with colleagues from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Fellowships will bring Latin American scholars to U.S. universities in order to further strengthen research ties between the two groups.

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MA Student MacDavid Wins Seiver Scholarship

UH MA student Jacob MacDavid has been awarded the first David and Helena Seiver Very Bad Wizards Scholarship. David and Helena-both UH alumni-created the Seiver Endowment to honor David's late mother. David reports to being hooked on Associate Professor Tamler Sommer's podcast, Very Bad Wizards, and created this scholarship in its name. Congratulations to Jacob, and many thanks the Seivers for their generosity!

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