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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.

Statement in Support of Professor Rachel McKinnon

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Department News

Prof. Clark’s Guest Lecture
Posted on 11 April 2018 | 11:46 am
Prof. Maudemarie Clark will be giving a guest lecture on Nietzsche’s Nihilism. It will be held on Thursday, April 19 in Arnold Hall Jewish Studies Center at 3:15 pm.
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2018 Bachelor’s Essay Presentations
Posted on 9 April 2018 | 11:30 am
Abigael Mslcolm, Elizabeth Torpey, and Andre VanParys will be presenting their bachelor’s essay on Friday, April 13, at 2:00 pm, in ECTR room 111.
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