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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.

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Department News

Prof. Coseru to give an invited talk at Union College
Posted on 5 February 2017 | 4:01 pm
Prof. Christian Coseru will be giving an invited talk at Union College on February 16, 2017. The topic is “Freedom from Responsibility” and the talk is part of the Philosophy Speaker Series for 2016-2017.
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Prof. Baker to Present at The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society Conference in New Orleand
Posted on 1 February 2017 | 8:18 am
Jennifer Baker will present her paper “Stoic Economics” at the conference of The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society (PPE) conference at the University of New Orleans, March 16-19.
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Publications from members of our department
Posted on 25 January 2017 | 2:19 pm
 Professor Baker – “An Epicurean Consideration of Superstitions in Mark Twain and in the Good Life” Mark Twain and Philosophy, Great Authors and Philosophy Series, Alan Goldman, ed. Rowman and Littlefield Press, 2016. “Online Data Privacy and the Justification of the Market,” Law, Governance and Technology Series, Vol. 31, Mariarosaria Taddeo and Luciano Floridi (Eds): […]
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Prof. Nadelhoffer publishes paper in the Journal of Positive Psychology
Posted on 9 January 2017 | 9:12 am
Thomas Nadelhoffer has published an article (co-authored with Prof. Jen Wright and students Tyler Perini, Amy Langville, Matthew Echols, & Kelly Venezia) “The Psychological Significance of Humility” in The Journal of Positive Psychology, 12(1): 3-12
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Department Events

Mar 18, 2017 12:00 am
The Aesthetics Work Group presents a student conference on philosophy of art. 10 graduate & undergraduate students from around the US will present papers in workshop format. Plenary talks by Julian...
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