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Department of Philosophy


Philosophical training prepares you for fields where independent judgment, conceptual dexterity, and intellectual acumen are required.


Department of Philosophy

In the Department of Philosophy, we publish cutting-edge philosophy research and train students to become critical thinkers. Our classes are small, emphasizing a flexible curriculum with significant one-on-one time between students and faculty.

Our faculty specialize in a range of philosophical studies, particularly the philosophy of science, the history of philosophy, and value theory. Emerging areas of strength include core analytic philosophy (e.g. metaphysics and philosophy of language) and environmental philosophy.

We offer the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees, and we participate in two interdisciplinary doctoral programs: ASPECT and STS.