Department of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy offers a range of courses that explore fundamental questions and presuppositions. Philosophy courses form the cornerstone of a classical liberal arts education.
Major & MinorCourses

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AI’s Ethical Categories: Are They the Same as Ours?

AI Lecture

April 2 | 4:30-6 p.m.

Jepson 118

Dr. Juraj Hvorecky, a Prague-based analytic philosopher and ethicist, presents some of the findings of research funded by the European Union in his lecture, which aims to support our understanding of how AI categories intersect with ethical thought in humans.

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Lecture Series

The Department of Philosophy hosts its annual speakers series, which brings visiting scholars to Richmond over the course of the academic year to present lectures or seminars. These events are free and open to the public. This year, several noted philosophers are scheduled to visit the University of Richmond.

Next Lecture:

A Conversation with Judge Lillian Wan
Justice Lillian Wan of the New York State Appellate Court will share her experiences as a lawyer and a judge.
Presented by: Judge Lillian Wan

Tuesday, February 20, 4:30 p.m.
Whitehurst Living Room, 108

Classics & Philosophy Library & Study

Classics & Philosophy Library & Study

The Department of Philosophy has teamed up with the Department of Classical Studies to provide a library that features classical texts and comfortable study space for students. The library features wall-to-wall oak shelves, overflowing with texts, translations, and scholarly books, and is a comfortable place to read, prepare for class, or meet with professors and fellow students.

Faculty Highlights

Dr. David Lefkowitz
Lefkowitz Published

David Lefkowitz, professor of philosophy and PPEL, published "A New Philosophy for International Legal Skepticism?" in International Theory.

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Dr. David Lefkowitz
Lefkowitz Published

David Lefkowitz, professor of philosophy and PPEL, published "Civil Liability for Civil Disobedience" in Annual Review of Law and Ethics.

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Dr. David Lefkowitz
Lefkowitz Published

David Lefkowitz, professor of philosophy and PPEL, published "Political Feasibility and a Global Climate Treaty" in Ethics, Policy and Environment.

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Dr. David Lefkowitz
Lefkowitz Published

David Lefkowitz, professor of philosophy and PPEL, published "State Consent and the Legitimacy of International Law" in Consenting to International Law.

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Contact Us

Mailing Address:
Department of Philosophy
University of Richmond
Humanities Building
106 UR Drive
Richmond, Virginia 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8735
Fax: (804) 287-6053

Department Chair: Dr. Miriam McCormick

Academic Administrative Coordinator: Shelby DeWalle