Phenomenal at 40

CSUF's Philosophy Department marked this year with its 40th annual Philosophy Symposium. Noted invited philosophers delivered lectures on "phenomenology, embodiment and race" April 8 and 9.

Socrates Welcome in The OC

Philosopher Mitch Avila discusses the importance of the university's annual philosophy symposium as it relates to the spirit and values of the classical Greek philosopher who was tried and executed 2,500 years ago.

Phenomenology of Race

Philosopher Emily S. Lee's upcoming book discusses the philosophy of race. This excerpt explores different theories on racism.

Animal Awareness

Philosopher Matthew Calarco studies ethical questions concerning human interaction with animals in his book "Zoographies: The Question of the Animal from Heidegger to Derrida,” which was selected as one of Choice Magazine’s Outstanding Academic Titles for 2009.

Meet the Philosophers

Cal State Fullerton's Department of Philosophy includes nine full-time faculty members — Mitch Avila, Heather D. Battaly, Matthew Calarco, Amy Coplan, John K. Davis, Emily S. Lee, Jeeloo Liu, Ryan Nichols and Shari Neller Starrett — who excel in myriad specialties.

From Bookworm to Philosopher

Erica A. Nieblas is this year's student speaker for the Philosophy Department's commencement ceremony. The book lover could read when she was 4 and now is set to complete her bachelor's degree in English and philosophy.

Harvard Bound

Hector Ramos, this year's winner of the Philosophy Department's Paul C. Hayner Award for Outstanding Graduating Senior, had his choice of 14 of the top law scools in the country. He chose Harvard.

Still Motivating Others

Brain stem damage has impaired his vision, speech and coordination, but Albert Flores, retired philosophy professor, continues to inspire. In 2008, he received the university's Faculty Leadership in Collegial Governance Award.