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.
It is with great excitement the Philosophy Department would like to congratulate Dylan O’Brien on his acceptance into Louisiana State University’s Master of Arts program in Philosophy for Fall 2015. Dylan double majored in Philosophy and Psychology and graduated Magna Cum Laude from MSUM in Spring 2013.
A man who has left a lasting impact on Minnesota State University Moorhead was honored on Thursday. The university unveiled a plaque in honor of Charles Magel. He founded the school’s philosophy department in 1963. Magel is also credited with playing a major role in building the library on campus and improving the library system […]
Dr. Claudia Murphy, Philosophy, is going to present her colloquium with the topic “Ignorance, Colonialism and the Environment – Why It Starts with Me” in MacLean Hall 273, Wednesday, April 22, 4:30pm-5:30pm. Her talk will make the sixth meeting of this year’s Colloquium Series of the MSUM Philosophy Department. All are welcome. For further information, […]
Meghan Davis, Philosophy Major