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    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.  


  • Go West, Young Man! Then Travel the World!

    Wednesday, Oct. 5 | 4:30 p.m. | MacLean 167  Dr. Konrad Czynski will be presenting his colloquium Go West, Young Man! Then Travel the World! on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 4:30 p.m. in MacLean Hall 167. Please see the event flier for more information. All our welcome to attend!

    “Death – Who Is It Bad For?” presented by Phil Mouch

    Wednesday, April 27 | 4:30 p.m. | MacLean Hall 167 Dr. Phil Mouch from the Philosophy Department will be presenting a colloquium on “Death – Who Is It Bad For?” on Wednesday, April 27, at 4:30 p.m. in MacLean Hall 167. Please see attached flyer for more details. All are welcome to attend!

    Buddhism for thinkers to meet beginning mid-September

    Dr. Chang-Seong Hong, Philosophy, invites you to join him and discuss together the 10 articles he has been writing on Buddhist philosophy. The topics of these articles are as follows: BUDDHISM FOR THINKERS 1. Non-self : an analytic approach 2. Dependent arising = emptiness 3. Anti-essentialism: the exclusion of the other 4. The concept of […]

    Hong’s edited Korean-language essays accepted for publication

    Chang-Seong Hong, Philosophy, collected and edited six Korean-language essays on Buddhism written by six different authors and had the article accepted for publication in Seoul Korea. He titled this collection “Twelve Letters and Six Essays” and wrote its “Introduction.” The collection will appear in Buddhist Review, a Korean-language Buddhist magazine, in December 2014. Hong contributed […]

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