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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

Affirmation of Academic Freedom

Department News

Prof. McKinnon was featured in the College Today
Posted on 10 January 2018 | 11:03 am
Darren Price wrote an article in our College of Charleston magazine that highlights Prof. McKinnon’s Trans Studies class.
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Prof. Boyle’s Book The Well-Ordered Universe: The Philosophy of Margaret Cavendish Published
Posted on 11 December 2017 | 1:27 pm
Congratulations to Professor Boyle on her publication of “The Well-Ordered Universe: The Philosophy of Margaret Cavendish”
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Department Events

Jan 25, 2018 6:00 pm
Lecture presented by Dr. Clifton Granby, assistant professor of Ethics and Philosophy at the Yale Divinity School. In his lecture, he will examine Howard Thurman, James Baldwin, and the ethics of...
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