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Department of Philosophy

Philosophy is an exciting and challenging discipline because it focuses on some of the deepest and most intractable questions humans face:  Is there any objective standard of moral rightness?  Does God exist?  Do humans have free will?  The methods philosophers use to tackle these questions – imaginative “thought experiments” and rigorous analysis of arguments – help students to build skills that are essential to a liberal arts education.  The department has an accomplished faculty that is dedicated to undergraduate teaching.  We offer a comprehensive major as well as wide range of introductory courses that allow non-majors to explore philosophy.

Statement in Support of Professor Rachel McKinnon

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Department News

Prof. McKinnon to give an invited talk at the University of Memphis
Posted on 31 January 2018 | 10:11 am
Prof. McKinnon will be giving an invited talk at the University of Memphis on February 2, 2017. The topic is “Including Trans Women in Sport:Principles and Policies of Fairness in Competition.”
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Prof. McKinnon was featured in the College Today
Posted on 10 January 2018 | 11:03 am
Darren Price wrote an article in our College of Charleston magazine that highlights Prof. McKinnon’s Trans Studies class.
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