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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.


Congratulations to Dr. Robert Crease on being awarded the 2021 William Thomson, Lord Kelvin Medal and Prize.

Prof. Crease received this award for 21 years writing  Physics World’s outstanding Critical Point column, describing key humanities concepts for scientists, and explaining the significance of key scientific ideas for humanities scholars.

Caleb Ward (PhD Philosophy, 2020) was awarded the 2022  William James Prize from the American Philosophical Association, for his paper "Pursuing Self-Preservation over Security: Audre Lorde and the Thick Necessity of Survival." The paper is part of a book project on the philosophy of black feminist poet Audre Lorde.

Dr. Anne O'Byrne has been selected as one of the  2021-22 Charles E. Scheidt Faculty Fellows in Atrocity Prevention at Binghamton University's Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention.

Dr. O'Byrne recently published a volume co-edited with Martin Shuster:  Logics of Genocide:  The Structures of Violence and the Contemporary World.

News & Announcements

Knowing by HeartProf.  Anthony Steinbock's latest book, Knowing by Heart,  Loving as Participation and Critique is now available. 


Book Cover Prof. Allegra de Laurentiis latest book,  Hegel’s Anthropology  Life, Psyche, and Second Nature, is now available.


Pro Thinking Matters G MArf.  Gary Mar's  latest book,  Thinking Matters Critical Thinking as Creative Problem Solving  is available.