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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. Nadelhoffer
Posted on 9 January 2017 | 9:12 am
Thomas Nadelhoffer has published an article (co-authored with Prof. Jen Wright and students Tyler Perini, Amy Langville, Matthew Echols, & Kelly Venezia) “The Psychological Significance of Humility” in The Journal of Positive Psychology, 12(1): 3-12
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Prof. Baker Published in Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics
Posted on 9 January 2017 | 9:07 am
Professor Jennifer Baker’s article A Place at the Table: Low Wage Workers and the Bourgeois Deal was published in the EJPE (Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics.
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