New Faces: Philosophy Department

Meet the 2016 New Faces in Philosophy

We have two new faculty members who will both teach philosophy and contribute to our pre-law program. Philosophy of Law Professors Dr. Tina Botts and Dr. James Rocha will become the architects of a vibrant pre-law program that will capitalize on our potential to become the premier institution in the Valley that prepares students for law school. 

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Congratulations! Tenure and faculty promotions for 2020-21

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Following a rigorous review by their colleagues in their departments and colleges and by their deans and the provost, these faculty members have been awarded tenure and/or a new academic rank based on their teaching, scholarship and service to the University and the community.

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Philosophy Club sharpens students’ intellectual creativity through discourse

Fresno State Philosophy Club

The Fresno State Philosophy Club meets every Thursday at 2 p.m. in “The Phil Zone” (Music 104) and discusses a variety of philosophical, religious, and legal topics and issues. Every Fresno State student, regardless of major, can join the club — or attend the club’s events and meetings. A theme, readings, and questions for each […]

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Philosophy presents ‘Voicing Ideas’ conference

Flyer for Voicing Ideas conference

The Department of Philosophy will present “Voicing Ideas,” an annual conference highlighting the work of undergraduate philosophy students, from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the University Business Center, Peters Building 192.

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Ethics Lecture Series: Christopher Meyers talks ‘Bioethics: The Role of the Clinical Ethicist’ April 5

Flyer for Ethics Lecture on bioethics

Christopher Meyers, Ph.D., will discuss “Bioethics: The Role of the Clinical Ethicist” from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, in the Engineering East building, Room 191. Following Meyers’ talk, a panel with Philosophy professor James Rocha and Frank Beasley of Saint Agnes Medical Center will continue the discussion. Meyers is director of the Kegley Institute […]

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Fake news in journalism talk kicks off Ethics Lecture Series

Ethics lecture series

~ Reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com The Leon S. Peters Ethics Lecture Series begins its spring semester line-up at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, with a panel discussion on “Journalism, Fake News and The First Amendment” in the Alice Peters Auditorium (Peters Business building). The panel will feature Jim Boren, executive editor and senior vice president of […]

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Philosophy Colloquium: ‘Tortured Plea Bargains: The Legal Fiction of Feigning Guilt’

Professor James Rocha, pictured at right, will be the first speaker of the Philosophy Department (fresnostate.edu/artshum/philosophy/) colloquium at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in Room 192 of the Peters Business Building. Dr. Rocha is doing some exciting research on the topic of “Plea Bargains,” and he will share his findings in a talk titled “Tortured Plea Bargains: The Legal Fiction […]

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