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At Carroll, professors, not their assistants, teach classes and are accessible to students. Experts in their fields, Carroll professors will provide you rigorous academic challenges in an atmosphere valuing ethics and moral principles. Your education will include not only stimulating classes and discussions but also special events.

Past special events include the April 2000 three-day conference, “The 100 Years That Made 2000 A.D.,” which was organized by Carroll philosophy professor Dr. Barry Ferst and evaluated how the years 311 to 410 transformed Christianity from an outlaw sect to the official religion of the Roman Empire.

Upcoming Events

Philosophy Circle

  • Thursday November 17th, 7:30-9:00p.m. @ the Sage Room: Philosophy Symposium: Vulnerable Humanity, Predictable Machines: Join us for an interactive symposium that looks at the less emphasized properties of the human spirit and technology presented by Merlin CCC. This is a free event for the Carroll and Helena communities.

Past Events

Philosophy Now Speakers Series

Spring 2016: John Gleaves, Ph.D., Dept. of Kinesiology, California State University Fullerton.


Image of John GleavesJohn Gleaves believes he has one of the greatest jobs in the world: he is a fulltime professor of sport philosophy at the California State University, Fullerton. He is also a proud graduate of Carroll College (class of 2006), where he majored in Philosophy and Theology and was in the Honors Scholars Program. In his time since leaving Carroll, Gleaves earned his doctoral degree at the Pennsylvania State University. His doctoral research involved a cross-disciplinary examination of the ethics of performance enhancing drugs in sports. Today, he is an internationally recognized leader in the ethics of performance enhancement and a sought after expert by the media as an authority on doping. He has published numerous books and peer-reviewed articles and received multiple awards for his research. His next book, The Rise and Fall of the Amateurism at the Olympic Games, will be available in July 2016 from the University of Illinois Press.


Below are the 2016 Phi Sigma Tau inductees (philosophy honor society):

image of Phi Sigma Tau 2016

Back Row: Alexandria Shinaut,  Austin Moore, Inderbir Bains, Zachary Rossman
Front Row: Tessa Littlefield, Dr. Mark Smillie, Juliana Forte, Devan Hromcik
Missing: Ashley De La Cruz, Megan Moulton