In this section
Chair: Massimo Pigliucci (Carman Hall, Room 360)
Department Faculty: Professors: Bernard H. Baumrin, Richard L. Mendelsohn, Massimo Pigliucci; Associate Professors: Rosalind Carey, Julie Maybee; Assistant Professors: Michael Buckley
Philosophy is the pursuit of wisdom about ourselves, others, and the world through sustained reflection on general questionse.g., what is the nature of reality, what is the purpose of lifearising from the human experience. Philosophy is thus both a body of knowledge and a set of skills.
The Department of Philosophy offers students the opportunity to gain knowledge of the best of philosophical literature and to develop their own skill in analysis and argument, both written and oral.
The Department offers students a major leading to the B.A. Students who major in Philosophy may choose either Option A: Knowledge and Reality or Option B: Ethics and Public Policy. The Department also offers a Minor in Philosophy and participates in the interdisciplinary program in Linguistics.
The Department offers students a Major leading to the BA. It also offers a MInor. The Department participates in the interdisciplinary programs in Linguistics.
Last modified: 9/16/2013