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Publication Launch at SPACE in Portland

Join us at SPACE for Professor Read’s book release of The Double Shift: On the Politics of Work on March 5, 2024. Free with RSVP.

“This, I believe, is the greatest gift given to me by the philosophy department at USM: providing me the opportunity to put my deepest and most fundamental beliefs to the test of argumentation and to emerge with a clearer understanding of myself and the world around me.”
— William Harper, Philosophy Alum

Read about William’s experience taking the optional senior thesis course.

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Meet the 2023 Mackensen Award in Philosophy Recipient

Congratulations to Zaid Shaikh, who was chosen for the Mackensen Award in Philosophy. The award is given to an outstanding senior student, based on academic excellence, outstanding service, and quality of philosophical writing. Read about Zaid’s journey in philosophy through the link below.

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Professor Read Lectures at Wabash College

Professor Jason Read delivered the prestigious J. Harry Cotton Lecture in Philosophy virtually for Wabash College in the spring of 2021. You can view it on YouTube via the link below.

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Johann Bernhard Basedow and the Transformation of Modern Education

Professor Louden’s book, Johann Bernhard Basedow and the Transformation of Modern Education, is discussed in this international Zoom roundtable.

“We cannot learn philosophy; for where is it, who is in possession of it, and how shall we recognize it? We can only learn to philosophize, that is, to exercise the talent of reason, in accordance with its universal principles, on certain actually existing attempts at philosophy, always, however, reserving the right of reason to investigate, to confirm, or to reject these principles in their very sources..”
— Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), Critique of Pure Reason (1781)
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