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Associate Professor

Department Chair

Philosophy Department

Long Island campus

Office: E208
Office phone: (631) 687-5189
Hours: Monday through Thursday
Email me: wturgeon@sjcny.edu

Areas of interest or speciality
Mediaeval Philosophy
Philosophy of Education
Philosophy of Childhood
Philosophy for Children

Visit the Squire Foundation page for a reference to our program in the concentration for Child Study majors.

Honors Program trip: Visit the Photo page to see some pictures of the Sophomore Honors trip in Spring Break 2014 to Ireland.

Conference participation

Summer conference: ID-Net Conferences on Childhood and The Animal/Human Bond in July 2014, in Oxford, England.

Fall 2013
-An NYU-FRN conference on the role of the liberal arts in November 2013

-Participation in the December 2013 APA-Eastern division as a chair and presenter.

Philosophy Trips

Although the subject area of philosophy may not immediately connote travel, our department has participated in several trips abroad as part of the Study Abroad initiative.  For a quick movie of our May 2010 trip to Rome and Greece, visit our Travel Page!  We are running this travel course again in the spring of 2014. 

Visit my new Blog

I am entering the world of Web 2.0.  See what I have posted on my new blog.  Alas, I am not the most dedicated blogger out there but let me know what you think...

Find out more about the role of philosophy in
the world. 
Visit my page on Philosophy for the

The Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World has begun a new journal; see this link for more information.

And for future and present teachers, parents, I highly recommend my colleague Jana Mohr Lone’s Blog Wondering Aloud. She actively updates her postings (unlike someone who shall remain nameless but is me) and offers cogent and creative ways to introduce philosophical inquiry to children.  Well, really to anyone, including you! Check it out.


Wendy C. Turgeon

Philosophy News Flash

SJC offers a concentration in Philosophy for Child Study majors.

CTY Journal Imagine issue dedicated to philosophy- Spring 2010 : imagine_20100304_SFF.pdf

Philosophy makes the New York Times

Follow the new New York Times blog on philosophers thinking about stuff.



dogs that I love

Hektor Protector
Remember that “God” spelled backward is “dog...”

Stella the Magnificent

Favorite music

O fortuna from the Carmina Burana

Gretchen am spinrade by Franz Schubert

I shot the sherif by Bob Marley


International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children

Philosophy for Children Information

NAACI Site: Note 2014 Conference info


Theater Stories

My father was an actor, director and writer and put together some wonderful anecdotes Click on “Theater Stories” above to visit.

The Icelandic Saga Project

Visit Gundrun2

Beyond the Fringe on Philosophy...

Was Ancient Greece made up?  Visit the Onion to see.                


My family circa long ago