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MA students on the way to PhD programs

Congratulations to the students from our MA program in Philosophy and the Arts who have accepted places in Philosophy PhD programs.


Abigail Harrison and Addison Hinton will join the PhD program at University of New Mexico. Wenshu Zheng will join the PhD program at Boston College.

Michael Barr will join the PhD program here at Stony Brook.

In the Stony Brook Philosophy Department, philosophy is more an activity than an artifact, more a collective vocation than a solitary pursuit.


The LeakAn excerpt from Robert
P. Crease's new book, The Leak, has appeared in The Daily Beast


Philosophy Major, Anastasija Petrovska, presenting "Situating my “I” in Feminism"


The  27th Annual SUNY Oneonta Undergraduate Philosophy Conference


News & Announcements

Let's talk about quantum 2.0: why we need to sharpen up our language

Quantum technology could benefit from us finding less spooky ways to describe the weird phenomena on which they’re based, argue Robert P. Crease, Jennifer Carter and Gino Elia in a just published article in Physics World about Quantum 2.0, the next step in quantum technology.


ChatGPT vs Philosophy

ChatGPTThis semester, Joe Lemelin gave a ChatGPT workshop to the department. In it, he and host Harvey Cormier staged a 'Jeopardy!' competition starring ChatGPT versus Jennifer Carter and Robert Crease. ChatGPT won. 

The Genocide ParadoxProf. Anne O'Byrne's latest book, "The Genocide Paradox, is perceptive and powerfully suggestive. Bringing together democratic politics, time, and genocide, it illuminates troubling historical events with philosophical insights about the human condition, specifically the struggle to reconcile ourselves to a world of becoming when dependence on the past and uncertainty about the future are experienced as existential threats. A humane, thoughtful, creative work.”- Jennifer Culbert, Johns Hopkins University