Philosophy is not a body of doctrine but an activity. ...Without philosophy thoughts are, as it were, cloudy and indistinct: its task is to make them clear and to give them sharp boundaries. Wittgentstein Tractatus
The Island University is proud to be the only university in the A&M system outside College Station to offer both the minor (18hrs.) and the major (30hrs.) in philosophy. Boasting a long and storied tradition in Applied Ethics, the Philosophy Program has particular strengths which are rare outside much larger universities, including American Pragmatism and Eastern Philosophy.
(We thank those who have submitted work -- our review process is commencing.)
Ephemeris is an undergraduate journal of philosophy that is student-run and dedicated to publishing exceptional undergraduate writing grounded in the distinct value and interest of the philosophical endeavor.
Contributions: Contributions are solicited in all areas of the philosophical discipline. Contributions should take the form of essay, article, or short note. Review articles are welcome. Please include a short abstract describing the thesis of the paper and main conclusions.
...same as the old website. Well, not really. This is a significant upgrade in codebase from the old website, offering improved features and design.
As to features, the most noticeable will be that the site is 'responsive'. That is, it automatically adjusts to whatever size screen--from smart phone to tablet to computer--you happen to view it on. This should make using it on a daily basis much simpler. Further, restricted material is password-protected by a single password, which means students need not have an account on the site to access those pages. They just need a password, provided by their professor.