The Philosophy Department places a high value on diversity of philosophical perspective and upholds argumentation and communication as essential philosophy tools. The curriculum is designed to enhance thinking, reading, writing, and oral presentation skills and consequently, is an excellent complement to a major or minor in another discipline. Students explore a wide variety of advanced topics in addition to core courses in logic, the history of ethics, the history of philosophy, and contemporary metaphysics or theory of knowledge. Courses are taught by highly educated and engaged faculty who are balanced in their specializations and philosophical views, including representation of non-Western, feminist, and Continental traditions. Students have the opportunity to closely collaborate with faculty on research projects or through independent studies, and are strongly encouraged to present their philosophical ideas at philosophy conferences funded by the department. Graduates of the program have obtained extremely strong placement records for graduate school and many have graduated from regionally and nationally ranked Philosophy doctoral programs, law schools, and seminaries, and excelled in a wide range of careers.
Dr. Konrad Czynski, Philosophy, is going to present his colloquium with the topic “A Christmas Carol: Dickens’ Parable of Self-Redemption – a narrative moral philosophy” in MacLean Hall 273, Wednesday, February 25, 4:30pm-5:30pm. His talk will make the fourth meeting of this year’s Colloquium Series of the MSUM Philosophy Department. All are welcome. For further […]
Dr. Ted Gracyk, Philosophy, is going to present his colloquium with the topic “What Is Popular Music?” in MacLean Hall 273, Wednesday November 12 at 4:30 pm. His talk will make the third meeting of this year’s Colloquium Series of the MSUM Philosophy Department. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. The following is a […]
Marilea Bramer presented her paper: “Yes, You Can Be a Kantian and a Good Spouse/Parent: The Importance of Family and Friends for Moral Agents in Kantian Theory.” Chang-Seong Hong presented his paper: “Concepts of Enlightenment”, and Phil Mouch presented his paper: “The Myth of Self-Defense”. The conference was held on October 4 at the University […]
7:45 AM to 5:00 PM - Center for Business CB 0202 Classroom
Meghan Davis, Philosophy Major