Department of Philosophy
The Department of Philosophy
Philosophy, as the center of the humanities, the foundation for the sciences and the core of the liberal arts, supports the mission of CAS and the 2017 UAA Strategic Plan by preparing Alaskans to become knowledgeable and contributing citizens in a diverse world. Members of the department are committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, and public service, and seek to extend the mission of the University by promoting freedom of inquiry, integrity in study and action, and the transmission of knowledge and understanding. Faculty advance scholarship, research, and learning in the history of ideas and ethics. They contribute to the vitality of the natural and social sciences, health professions, art, education, government and public policy, business, technology, and justice studies. The department's emphasis on intellectual strenuousness uniquely prepares students for variety of graduate studies as well as public leadership. Through community engagement, faculty and students raise public discussion of significant issues and provide leadership in addressing conflicts and solving problems in Alaska and beyond.
2022 UAA Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
|12:00-12:45 PM||Keldon Irwin, Web of Destruction: An Investigation Into the Christian Distortions of Feminine Origins of Indigenous Cosmologies|
|12:50-1:30 PM||Sarah Baktuit, Why We Value Horror in Ways We Value Liminal Space|
|1:45-2:25 PM||Greta Smith, Dream Aesthetics|
Student Keynote Address
Tunca Isik Askin, Noemata: Abstract Objects and Ontic Determiners
Keynote AddressMark Carr, Ph.D. (Providence Hospital), Whose Conscience? What Service?
For Zoom access click on the links below.
Online Student Presentations: 12:00 - 3:45 PM
Online Keynote Address: 6:00-7:30 PM
Philosophy Students and Faculty in the News!
The Ethics Bowl