Department of Philosophy

From the Chair

The Philosophy Department prides itself on an interdisciplinary approach to the fulfillment of its three-part mission: to provide students with a philosophy major that will prepare them to enter a variety of careers or for further graduate study; to serve the College's philosophical needs by providing key philosophical courses for other programs; and to contribute to the College's mission of providing a liberal arts education to all students. Read More.

Two new faculty join the Philosophy Department!

MarcelloCollinThe Department of Philosophy at Lehman College is happy to announce that Profs. Marcello Di Bello and Collin O'Neil are joining our faculty!

Prof. Di Bello has a PhD in Philosophy from Stanford University (with a dissertation on "Statistics and Probability in Criminal Trials: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.") as well as a MSc in Logic from the University of Amsterdam. His area of specialization is the philosophy of law, with an interest in epistemology and issues surrounding evidence and probability.

Prof. O'Neil received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of California at Los Angeles (with a dissertation on "The Ethics of Communication"). His areas of specialization include bioethics, medical ethics and research ethics.

Welcome aboard, Marcello and Collin!

Public Philosophy, anyone?

A short BronxNet video on why philosophy matters, to everyone.

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Watch Prof. Pigliucci talk about Public Philosophy on BronxNet!

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Free booklet on the Relevance of Philosophy

The Relevance of PhilosophyDownload (link here) the new free booklet by Prof. Pigliucci, a brief guide to why philosophy matters, why it is a good idea to take philosophy courses (or even a Minor or a Major), and what philosohy has contributed to the world. The ultimate answer to the most annoying question: why philosophy?

Philosophy at Lehman has a Facebook page!

Facebook pageThanks to the efforts of Prof. Jessica Gordon-Roth, the Department of Philosophy at Lehman College now has a Facebook page! Visit us, "like" us, post your stories or comments about philosophy, and keep up with what the Department is doing, on and off the classroom!

Here are the new Philosophy Minors, good for your life, good for your career

The Department of Philosophy is now offering a new array of Minors, tailored to complement your Major. You can choose among:

* General Philosophy
* Business, Society, and Law
* The Diverse World
* Language and Logic
* Understanding Science
* Wellbeing and the Helping Professions

All Minors require 12 credits. Please contact the Department for more information on how to combine your Major with a useful Philosophy Minor.

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Last modified: Mar 17, 2014

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