Department of Philosophy
Philosophy addresses some of the most fundamental and difficult questions there are, such as: What is the nature of the human mind? What makes knowledge trustworthy? What are the standards of good reasoning? What is a just society? What is the best way to live? Philosophy as an academic discipline attempts to answer these questions with a combination of creativity and analytical rigor.
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- Nov. 19, 2018
Fresh off the press is the second edition of Brian Orend’s Introduction to International Studies, from Oxford UP.
- Oct. 16, 2018
Dr. Jacqueline Feke's new book, Ptolemy's Philosophy: Mathematics as a Way of Life published by Princeton University Press, has just been released.
- Apr. 16, 2018
- Feb. 5, 2019
Please join us for a public lecture by Dr. John Corvino, the Brian Rudrick Visiting Scholar in Philosophy. Corvino is Dean of the Irvin D. Reid Honors College and a Professor of Philosophy at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He is known for combining logical precision with sensitivity and humor to build bridges in the culture wars.
All are welcome to the reception after the talk.