Department of Philosophy

See the Fall 2021 course brochure here!

Patrick Wohlscheid has been honored with a scholarship from South Carolina Humanities for his academic talents. Patrick is a third-year Philosophy and English major and primarily interested in 19th century philosophy, history, and literature. He has a forthcoming publication in the Emerson Society Papers, and hopes to attend graduate school in the humanities after college. The award is backed by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Congratulations go to his advisor, Jonathan Neufeld, as well.


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.