Philosophy Department


USM Professor Kate Wininger

USM professor talks about happiness on public radio's 'Maine Calling'

USM's Kate Wininger talked about happiness recently with Maine Public's Jennifer Rooks for the radio show "Maine Calling."

Philosophy Department Welcomes New Faculty Member

Yishai Cohen will join the USM Philosophy Department this fall as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy. Cohen received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University, and wrote his dissertation on free will, which concerns the kind of control over one’s actions that is required for moral responsibility.
Dan Del Gallo

Daniel Del Gallo, 2017 Featured Graduate

In March, Dan Del Gallo became the first national champion wrestler in USM history, winning his class at the 2017 NCAA Division III Wrestling National Championships. He is also a scholar, twice earning elite status from the NCAA as the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grades participating at his finals.

What is Enlightenment? Reflections on Kant's Answer

On Wednesday February 3rd a panel of distinguished professors met to discuss philosopher Immanuel Kant’s work "What is Enlightenment?" The talk was moderated and hosted by University of Southern Maine professor Jason Read. The panel included professor Robert Louden, Sarah Marquardt (both professors of the University of Southern Maine), and professor David Cummiskey Chair of the Philosophy Department at Bates College.

World Philosophy Day 2015

"Alienation, Isolation, and Exclusion" A panel and discussion was held on Thursday, November 19th, at Payson Smith Hall, on the Portland Campus.

Jason Read Presented at Stuttgart Symposium

Associate Professor of Philosophy Jason Read traveled to Stuttgart in September to participate in the Akademie Schloss Solitude's Colloquium, Marketplaces of Perception. The colloquium was part of the art, science & business program at Akademie Schloss Solitude.
The Soapbox

The Soapbox with Professor Kathleen Wininger

Frantz Fanon's Philosophy of Resistance with Kathleen Wininger, Episode 150121 - The Soapbox

Movie & Popcorn

TO ALL Philosophy MAJORS/MINORS AND LSH MAJORS Movie Night Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind DATE: April 9th, Thursday TIME: 7:00 PM PLACE: Luther Bonny Auditorium/Talbot Hall There will be popcorn and an informal discussion about the movie and fall semester course offerings following the movie.

The Stuart Hall Project

The Stuart Hall Project is a documentary told through the ideas of Stuart Hall and heard through the sonic landscape of the music of Miles Davis.

World Philosophy Day

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