Department Chair:
Katherine Thomson-Jones

Administrative Assistant:
Linda Pardee

Department Email:

Phone: 440 775 8390
Fax: 440 775 8084

King Buiding 105
10 North Professor Street
Oberlin, OH, 44074

News and Events

News and Events

Philosophy 2017 grads


Dahl Philosophy Prize

The Dahl Philosophy Prize is given “to recognize and encourage outstanding work in philosophy by undergraduates at Oberlin College.” The endowed Dahl Philosophy Prize Fund was established by members and friends of the Dahl family, and its prize is awarded annually by the Department of Philosophy.

Nancy K. Rhoden Memorial Essay Contest

The Nancy K. Rhoden Memorial Fund was established in 1990 to celebrate the achievements of Nancy Rhoden (OC ’74) in the fields of ethics — particularly medical ethics — and law. It is administered by the Philosophy Department, where Nancy Rhoden majored. Since it was established, the Fund has annually supported visiting speakers and an essay contest.


The Philosophy department is pleased to announce that Evelyn Wagaman is the winner of the Christopher Dahl Essay contest for her submission "In Defense of the (Revised?) Subjective View of Consent".  Evelyn Wagaman is also the winner of the Nancy K. Rhoden Prize for her essay "A Role in the (Literal) Hay: Addressing the Inability to Consent Objection". Congratulations to Evelyn!