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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 participated in an interview and podcast “Trump and the Age of Ignorance”
Posted on 16 November 2016 | 4:32 pm
Monday, Prof. Rachel McKinnon participated in an interview on the Huffington post Trump in the Age of Ignorance and an extended podcast.
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Prof. Coseru to deliver the keynote address at the “Buddhism and Phenomenology” Conference, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, November 7, 2016
Posted on 5 November 2016 | 4:37 pm
Prof. Coseru will be delivering the keynote address to the first “Buddhism and Phenomenology” Conference, at the Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, November 7, 2016
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