Philosophy Department News


Degree Programs

The Department of Philosophy offers courses leading to the degrees of bachelor of arts and master of arts. The department also offers an Ethics, Law, and Politics (ELP) specialization in the BA major and minor, and Ethics, Law, and Politics specialization in the MA, and an Ethics, Law, and Politics graduate certificate.


Philosophy is an appropriate area of study for those planning to enter a variety of fields, such as medicine, law, government, theology, literature, sociology, psychology, languages, education, administration, journalism, publishing, and business. The Ethics, Law, and Politics specializations are appropriate for students who plan to enter fields where ethical issues are central, students interested in fields connected to law and politics, and students who simply wish to deepen their understanding of ethical, legal, and political issues. The Ethics, Law, and Politics Graduate Certificate is appropriate for graduate students in fields of study other than Philosophy who wish to expand and ground their studies by considering ethical, legal, and political theories and issues.


Graduate Student Philosophy Conference

The Department of Philosophy is proud to host our second graduate philosophy conference.
The conference will take place October 10-11, 2015 on the University of Nevada, Reno main campus in the Joe Crowley Student Union.


Wagner Conference 2015: Decision-making at Research Frontiers

November 12-14, 2015
Leonard Faculty/Graduate Reading Room .

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center (MIKC), Room 422

University of Nevada, Reno


Upcoming Leonard Lecture Series

Friday, February, 19th 2016 : Professor Robert Brandom, University of Pittsburg

Edmund J. Cain Hall, Room 108H

University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus


Upcoming Paul & Gwen Leonard Ethics and Politics Lecture

Tuesday, March 15th 2016: Jason Stanley

Joe Crowley Student Union, Ballroom A


Philosophy Club

Philosophy Club is meeting every Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the Philosophy Department classroom, EJCH 108H. For more information, please visit the Philosophy Club page.