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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. McKinnon publishes article “Gender Transitions in Academe” in Inside Higher Ed
Posted on 12 July 2016 | 1:08 pm
Prof. Rachel McKinnon has published an article “Gender Transitions in Academe” offering advice to administrators on how to handle the gender transitions of others on campus in the journal Inside Higher Ed.
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Prof. Hettinger to present at the Aesthetics and Environment conference at University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Posted on 12 July 2016 | 12:58 pm
Ned Hettinger will be presenting “Aesthetic Protectionism” at a conference on Aesthetics and Environment at University of Lausanne, Switzerland, July 12-13, 2016.
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