CofC Logo

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. Hough’s OUPblog post one of most read Oxford University Press blogs of 2015.
Posted on 17 October 2016 | 10:42 am
Prof. Hough’s blog post promoting her book Kierkegaard’s Dancing Tax Collector: Faith, Finitude, and Silence was one of the most-read Oxford University Press blogs of 2015.
Read More
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.”
Read More

Department Events