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Department of Philosophy

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.


Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Colloquium-Students Invited!

Date posted: September 26th, 2014

The Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University, in collaboration with the River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester, Vanderbilt University Libraries, and Washington University in St. Louis Libraries, is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Colloquium: Pedagogy and Practices.
 This colloquium will bring together both faculty and librarians across disciplines to discuss instructional methodologies and strategies for using digital tools in humanities, [...Read more]

Feminist Reading Group

Date posted: September 8th, 2014

Feminist Reading Group
Wednesdays, 7-9:00 pm
Clark Hall, Room 308
Contact: Anne van Leeuwen
Description of the Group
 The idea of this reading group is to provide a space to critically discuss important issues in contemporary feminism—feminism understood at once as a theoretical discourse and a political practice. One of the central concerns of this group is the relationship between feminism and other emancipatory struggles, and this concern underlies each of the themes that we will take up: Labor, [...Read more]


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