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Department of Philosophy

Welcome to the Department of Philosophy at Virgina Tech

Department of Philosophy

Philosophy seeks to answer fundamental questions such as:

  • What is the nature and extent of our knowledge?
  • Do we have freewill?
  • What does morality require of us?
  • How do words get their meanings?
  • What is the nature of time?
  • How do our minds relate to our bodies?

Our faculty specialize in a range of areas, including the history and philosophy of science, early analytic philosophy, value theory, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and environmental philosophy. We have a flexible curriculum with significant one-on-one time between students and faculty. We offer the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees, and we participate in two interdisciplinary doctoral programs: ASPECT and STS.