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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. 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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Prof. Nadelhoffer’s publication in Self and Identity
Posted on 28 November 2017 | 1:11 pm
Congratulations to Prof. Nadelhoffer on his recent publication in Self and Identity.  
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