2020 Virtual Degree Conferral Celebration
Message from the Chair
Hello graduates! Stony Brook is a different place than when you entered. The South P lot has been turned into a coronavirus testing center. Your soccer fields are covered by hospital tents. Your classes suddenly went online mid-semester. This is not the graduation you expected.
Most of the philosophers you have studied worked so intently because they thought a new world was coming. You don’t have a choice; it’s already here. But whatever you go on to do, your skills in philosophy will help. What sense will you make of this new world? What ideas will you have? What will inspire you?
We faculty in the department are proud of you. We know that you are imaginative and
creative. We are sure that you will be able to make more sense than we can of this
Robert P. Crease
Chair of the Department of Philosophy
Department Convocation Video
Summa Cum Laude
Magna Cum Laude
Graduating with Honors in Philosophy
“Immanence, Noumena, and the Construction of Experience in Kant's Transcendental Philosophy.
Robert Wenner, Title: "Luminous Things and Crude Matter"
The Socratic Legacy, Departmental Commendation at Commencement
President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student
Professor Robert P. Crease - Chair, Department of Philosophy
Faculty Address, Professor Robert Harvey
Alumni Address, Alycia W. LaGuardia-LoBianco
Meet the Class of 2020