Professors: B. Dixon (chairperson), C. List, J. Liszka
Associate Professors: D. Maier (interim chairperson)
Philosophy encompasses a broad range of subjects and a wide variety of methodologies. The Department of Philosophy offers two programs: a traditional philosophy program (701) and a study option in Ethics and Social Philosophy (699). Students in both programs will develop analytical and critical thinking skills. They will gain an understanding of the human condition, our relationships to others, and the complexities of our world. Philosophy students acquire a broad acquaintance with important philosophers and methodologies of the past and present.
The philosophy programs easily accommodate students who want to supplement their work in philosophy with a wide range of career and intellectual interests. Many students are double majors. Some students pursue a bachelor’s degree in philosophy as an end in itself, while others proceed to graduate studies. Philosophy provides an excellent liberal arts foundation that prepares students for a variety of careers in fields such as law, business, or mass media, as well as other occupations that require strong writing and critical thinking skills.
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