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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. Nadelhoffer’s publication in The Philosopher’s Magazine
Posted on 2 May 2018 | 10:37 am
Congratulations to Prof. Nadelhoffer on his recent publication in The Philosopher’s Magazine
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2018 Student Awards
Posted on 25 April 2018 | 11:41 am
Congratulations to Andre Vanparys for being recognized as an HSS scholar, and for receiving departmental honors. Congratulations to Madeline Leibin for being recognized as an HSS scholar. Congratulations to Katie Buckler and Elizabeth Torpey for receiving outstanding student awards. Congratulations to Zachary Rabinowitz for receiving the Tomo Cook Scholarship.
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