Posted November 13, 2014
World Philosophy Day Philosophy in a Time of Crisis November 20th, Thursday 10:15-11:30 a.m. Payson Smith Hall, Room 204 Portland Campus Free and open to the public
Posted October 17, 2014
Panel discussion "William James in Focus: Willing to Believe"
Posted September 10, 2014
One of America’s most prominent philosophers will visit the University of Southern Maine this month to lecture and discuss a question that most everyone has pondered: What makes life meaningful?
Posted March 27, 2014
Why We Love Breaking Bad: Work Austerity and Attomony. Discussion, Prof. Jason Read, Professor of Philosophy & Associate Prof. David Pierson, Dept. of Communication & Media Studies, and author of Breaking Bad: Critical Essays on the Context, Politics, Style and Reception of the Television Series. April 9, Wednesday, 2:30-4:00 pm, Glickman Library, 7th Floor, Portland Campus
Posted November 19, 2013
The idea that we need to take time out of this hurry-scurry, high-tech world to think deeply and philosophically about the serious issues facing all of us is a concept gaining more and more prominence among many people. As part of its first celebration of World Philosophy Day on Thursday, Nov. 21, the University of Southern Maine (USM) Department of Philosophy, under the USM College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, will hold three public events emphasizing the importance of philosophy in our society.
Posted April 5, 2013
Bangor Daily news article featuring Professor Jason Read on Perverts Guide to Ideology.
Posted February 9, 2012
The USM Philosophy Symposium, our department's official student group, is hosting a benefit event Friday night at the Empire Dine & Dance.
Posted January 26, 2012
Our very own Professor Read became an Internet meme two weeks ago, reaching the popular news aggregation site Reddit and the blog of Wil Wheaton, an actor best known for his roles on "The Big Bang Theory" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation."
Posted December 6, 2011
Professor Read and Professor Caffentzis were among the several speakers for an OccupyMaine teach-in that happened on the Portland campus last Thursday.
Posted November 18, 2011
Portland Press Herald colunmist Bill Nemitz wrote a profile on Curtis Mills, a philosophy student at USM, who served the military in the past. The column delves in Mills' past and explores how he decided to pursue a philosophy degree at USM.