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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.

Department News

Prof. Neufeld invited to speak at Furman University
Posted on 26 September 2016 | 2:24 pm
Jonathan A. Neufeld will be giving an invited talk at Furman University on September 29. The topic is  “Iconoclasm and Aesthetic Civil Disobedience.”
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Prof. Hough to give an invited talk at the University of California, Berkeley
Posted on 14 September 2016 | 12:01 am
Prof. Hough will be giving an invited talk on “Kierkegaard and Modernism” to the University of California, Berkeley, September 15, 2016.
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