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.
Message from the Chair
Welcome students, parents, alumni, and other visitors! The Philosophy department offers a comprehensive major (covering the entire history of philosophy) as well as introductory courses that help non-majors understand how philosophical issues arise in all dimensions of human experience. read more
Assistant Professor Thomas Nadelhoffer is the newest member of the philosophy department at the College of Charleston. Before joining our department, he was a faculty member of both philosophy and law and policy at Dickinson College since 2006. read more