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.
Posted November 15, 2011
On September 23, Professor Jason Read presented a talk titled "The Social Individual: Collectivity and Individuality in Capitalism (and Marx)" at Utah Valley State University as part of the school's Ethics Awareness Week.
Posted November 3, 2011
Prof. George Caffentzis presents a report on: The MobilityShifts Conference at The New School, Open Forum of Occupy Wall Street & Occupy Maine Teach-Ins
Posted October 19, 2011
Kant's Human Being Essays on His Theory of Human Nature Robert B. Louden