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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. Coseru to present “Does Introspective Attention Change What We Perceive?” at Harvard University
Posted on 1 May 2016 | 4:14 am
May 1, 2016 Prof. Christian Coseru will be in Cambridge, MA at Harvard University for the Mind and Reality Workshop, as a commentator (his topic is “Does Introspective Attention Change What We Perceive?”) The event is sponsored by Harvard University and the New York Institute of Philosophy.
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Prof. Hettinger to present “Defending Aesthetic Protectionism” at Indiana University
Posted on 27 April 2016 | 4:12 pm
May 12-14, 2016 Prof. Ned Hettinger will be in Bloomington at Indiana University for the Environmental Ethics and Aesthetics Conference presenting “Defending Aesthetic Protectionism.”
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