Department of Philosophy

A major in philosophy develops abilities useful for graduate or professional work in many fields -- law, for example -- and for any situation requiring clear, systematic thinking. A graduate degree in philosophy is necessary for college teaching in philosophy.

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  • Graduate Student News- Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Fellowship Award!

    Oct 15, 2018

    Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Hyungrae Noh for being awarded a Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Fellowship for Spring 2019. His dissertation, Biocommunication, contributes to biological accounts of information...

  • Undergraduate News: Evan Kramer

    May 22, 2018

    Evan Kramer has received this year's Bergmann Prize, given to an outstanding senior undergraduate philosophy student.  Evan also successfully defended his honors thesis, entitled 'Learning as Anamnesis in Augustine's De...

  • Undergraduate News: Sydney Schreiber

    May 20, 2018

    Sydney Schreiber has been awarded an ICRU Research Fellowship.  She is working under the supervision of Professor Figdor on a project entitled "Friend or Food: How Different Cultures Perceive Animal Mindedness."