The mission of the UMSL Philosophy Department is to explore and advance the claims of our discipline by producing innovative research, teaching, and service. Our faculty publish their research in highly selective journals, addressing both traditional philosophical problems and diverse present-day applications. They teach courses that engage and empower traditional and non-traditional students, with an instructional menu that serves casual students, undergraduate majors and minors, and masters candidates. And they serve wider constituencies by participating in a variety of learned societies and in public conferences, forums, and colloquia, offering analysis and debate that promises deeper understanding of today's pressing issues. Together these departmental activities further our campus status as a premier public metropolitan research university.

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A Small Discovery: Avicenna's Theory of Minima Naturalia, Journal of the History of Philosophy, Jon McGinnis

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Computing Mechanisms, Philosophy of Science, Gualtiero Piccinini

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Scientific Methodologies in Medieval Islam, Journal of the History of Philosophy, Jon McGinnis

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Splitting Concepts, Philosophy of Science, Gualtiero Piccinini and Sam Scott

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The Resilience of Computationalism, Philosophy of Science, Gualtiero Piccinini

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Willful Understanding: Avicenna’s Philosophy of Action and Theory of the Will, Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, Jon McGinnis and Anthony Ruffus