Religion, philosophy alumna Laura Guidry-Grimes brings context, ethics to medical settings

Laura Guidry-Grimes’ job might not be the easiest to understand, but the difference her work makes for patients and families going through some of the toughest times of their lives is crystal clear.

Religion, Philosophy | Spectrum Winter 2023

Tracie Mahaffey currently serves as a senior teaching faculty member and director of undergraduate studies for the Department of Philosophy, part of the College of Arts and Sciences.


When you do something for which you are to blame, how long are you actually blameworthy for your misdeed? Does culpability evaporate once you are forgiven? These are among the questions one Florida State University philosopher is tackling in a new article published this winter in the international journal Philosophical Studies.

Alumna Angel Purganan highlights how humanistic skills support data analysis, tech success

Saying Angel Purganan has a broad range of interests is a bit of an understatement. When the Tampa, Fla., native graduated from Florida State University this spring, it was with dual degrees in philosophy and political science and minors in Middle Eastern studies and history.

Philosophy, History, Modern Languages and Linguistics | Spectrum Winter 2022

As millions of people across the United States prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, Florida State University experts are available to talk with reporters working on articles about gratitude, the myth and reality of the holiday and the role turkeys have played for Indigenous peoples long before Europeans settled the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.

Philosophy, History, Anthropology

Jay Spitzley graduated in Spring 2021 with his doctorate from the Department of Philosophy, part of the Florida State University College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to attending FSU, Spitzley earned a master’s degree from Georgia State University in 2015 and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 2012.


Professor of philosophy John Schwenkler has been offered a prestigious faculty fellowship from the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. He will spend the 2021-22 academic year at the University of Notre Dame, in Indiana...


Nathanael Stein is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy, part of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Philosophy, computer science honors grad sets sights on IBM career

“I think the day I got an offer from IBM, I also got an invitation to interview at Google, but I turned them down,” recent Florida State University graduate Randy Bruno-Piverger said, with a soft laugh of disbelief. 

Philosophy, Computer Science, COAPS | Spectrum Winter 2020

Marshall Thompson is a Ph.D. candidate in the Florida State University Department of Philosophy, part of the College of Arts and Sciences. Thompson’s essay on the value of virtues in heaven, “And All Shall Be Changed: Virtue in the New Creation,” was selected for the 2019 Marc Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Religion.


In August, Randy Bruno-Piverger began his new job as a software engineer for IBM. Earlier that same month, he graduated from FSU with two degrees — and honors— in philosophy and computer science

Computer Science, Philosophy, COAPS

Doctoral candidate Nick Byrd and assistant professor Paul Conway, both from the Department of Psychology, collaborated on the recently published study.

Philosophy, Psychology