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The Department of Philosophy offers an undergraduate major leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. It also offers minor programs for undergraduates as well as graduate-level courses for candidates for the Master of Arts degree in such fields as biomedical ethics, history, English, mathematics and the sciences.

The department’s course offerings are designed not only to provide knowledge and skills required for students whose main interest is in philosophy, but also to educate students in general about the intellectual issues that a reflective person is likely to encounter in various contexts of civilized life. The department emphasizes the relevance of philosophy to mathematics, computer science, the natural sciences, the social sciences, the humanities and arts, and law.

The major program in philosophy, besides offering a solid foundation for advanced study in philosophy and enriching programs in other disciplines, develops the skills for analytical and critical thinking, effective communication, and rational decision making needed in a wide range of endeavors. The program thus provides majors with unusual flexibility in the choice of subsequent careers, including law, medicine, and management, while complementing the pursuit of career objectives with a greater perspective and a richer quality of intellectual life.


New-Philosophy of Social Media and Technology for Spring 2018

Date posted: December 14th, 2017

Tibor Solymosi, PhD, is interested in the intersection of science and technology with values, especially the consequences of the sciences and technology for our self-conception as conscious, free, and morally-responsible selves living in democratic cultures. …Read more.

2018 Spring Course Offerings

Date posted: October 27th, 2017

Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy MWF 2:15-3:05 pm McLarty
Phil 204 Philosophy of Science TR 4-5:15 pm
Phil 302 Modern Philosophy TR 2:30-3:45 pm Kim
Phil 305 Ethics MWF 2:15-3:05 pm Bendik-Keymer
Phil 306 Mathematical Logic and Model Theory MWF 3:20-4:10 pm McLarty
Phil 311 Neuroethics W 7-9:30 pm Jack
Phil 315 Philosophy of Social Media and Technology TR 10-11:15 am New! …Read more.

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