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    Kansas State University
  Feb 17, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


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
Fax: 785-532-3522

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-law
  • philosophy/pre-business
  • philosophy/pre-ministry
  • philosophy/interdisciplinary
  • philosophy/pre-graduate school
  • philosophy/pre-med



Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science