Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy is closely associated with the Department of Gender and Social Justice our staff administrates both programs and many of our faculty teach in both areas. For more information on the Gender and Social Justice Department visit their website

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.


Friday, March 8, 2024 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Philosophy Colloquium Speaker Series: Winter 2024

We are excited to welcome our next guest speaker, Monique Deveaux, who will present their talk Not By Markets Alone: Migrant Workers and State-conditioned Exploitation. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Declare your major in Philosophy

It is time to declare your major. The Philosophy department wants you to know what can happen when you have a degree in Philosophy. Join us on March 19th, from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm to find out what doors can be opened by Philosophy.