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


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Materials science: the rule of three that guides its development, Physics World, features a conversation between  Daniel Ucko, Ph.D. '20, philosophy, and Professor Robert  Crease.  



Ph.D. alum Travis Holloway, '14, has won the Pratt Institute’s Research Recognition Awardfor How to Live at the End of the World: Theory, Art, and Politics for the Anthropocene (Stanford University Press, 2022).


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