Award-winning faculty and students collaborate on investigations into the fundamental questions posed by human existence and the universe we live in.

Asking the Questions Can Be as Important as Finding the Answers

Studying philosophy means reasoning about questions that are of basic importance to the human experience — What is a good life? What is reality? How are knowledge and understanding possible? What should we believe? What norms should govern our societies, our relationships and our activities?

  • Students of philosophy critically analyze ideas and practices that often are assumed without reflection.
  • Our faculty draw on multiple traditions of inquiry, offering a wide variety of perspectives and methods for addressing these questions.
  • As a student in philosophy you will find your time in the classroom — and in reading and arguing about the great philosophers — to be among the most rewarding intellectual experiences of your college career.
  • The best reason to study philosophy is that you enjoy reflection, creative thought and contemplation. However, our students are well prepared for a variety of careers, as well as further study in law and medicine.

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