Department of Philosophy

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Welcome! Here you will find student resources for the Department of Philosophy.

About The Department

The mission of the philosophy program is to foster philosophical thinking by providing students with an excellent grounding in the fundamental subjects, key movements, and central figures in the history of philosophy and ethics. We emphasize the development of superior reading and writing skills, as well as critical thinking skills and logic. We prepare our students for a wide variety of professional careers, including those who are motivated to enter postgraduate and professional degree programs. Consonant with the University’s mission, our diverse faculty educates students to be women and men for others.