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.
- Sep. 15, 2021
We are pleased to announce Humphrey Chair in Feminist Philosophy Andrea Pitts to the philosophy department for the fall term.
- June 7, 2021
The Cave Hill Philosophy Symposium, June 16-18, will be at the University of the West Indies in Barbados. Jenny Saul is doing the keynote ("Saying the Quiet Part Loud: The Rise of Explicit Racism in US and UK Political Discourse"), and two department students are presenting papers that were originally written for Dr.
- Mar. 18, 2021
This year's Walter Murray Lecture series will be presented by our own Dr Jennifer Saul, from Friday March 26-27th.
The public talk on Friday March 26th titled "Figleaves and Their Kin: Mechanisms for Getting Away With Racist Speech" will touch on political psychology, sociolinguistics, and the philosophy of language.