Bruce Glymour, Head
Professors: Glymour and Hamilton; Associate Professors: Florio, Mahoney, Sabatés, Tanona, and Wilson; Assistant Professors: Herington, Hicks, Konek, Leach-Krouse, Terlazzo, and Wagner; Visiting Assistant Professors: Dipaolo, and Immerman. Emeritus Associate Professors: Exdell, Lara, and Scheer; Emeritus Professors: Reagan and Tilghman.
201 Dickens Hall
Philosophy is the study of the intellectual foundations of virtually every area of human thought and endeavor. Over the centuries philosophers have examined, for example, the nature and justification of moral values, religious and scientific explanations of the world, the rationality of social institutions, and the nature of reasoning and argument.
The program in philosophy gives students an understanding of traditional philosophical subjects such as these. It also helps students develop critical habits of thinking and skill in understanding complex issues. Consequently, philosophy is an appropriate subject around which to organize a general education for any purpose. It is especially useful for those considering careers oriented towards policy where values and science intersect (for example law, politics, public policy and ministry). Philosophy also provides an extraordinarily effective background for those who intend to pursue postgraduate professional studies, as for example in law, business and medicine.
The Department of Philosophy offers a variety of options within the major program to provide flexibility, and also offers a minor.
There are seven degree options:
- standard philosophy
- philosophy/pre-graduate school
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science