Univ. of Minnesota Philosophy Receives $1.23 Million Donation


The Department of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota has received a $1.23 million donation from Stephen Setterberg. Dr. Setterberg is the president of PrairieCare, a mental health provider. He also majored in philosophy as an undergraduate at Minnesota before going to medical school there.

According to a news item at the department’s website,

Setterberg says that he “hopes that this gift will highlight the University of Minnesota’s commitment to philosophical inquiry as the bedrock of humanistic understanding,” as well as build an intellectual, scientific and creative environment that will have a significant positive impact on generations of students at the University of Minnesota…

As a leader in fostering the development of innovative systems of psychiatric healthcare, Dr. Setterberg credits his liberal arts education and, in particular, the critical, reflective and analytic skills he developed while majoring in philosophy with expanding the imaginative horizons of his personal and professional life.

Further details here and here.

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