The Department of Philosophy is a pluralistic department that offers theoretical, historical, and thematic approaches to the enduring questions and the evolution of ideas. Overall, we emphasize two mutually enriching areas of inquiry: the history of philosophy and ethics (theoretical and applied). This combination allows us to put pressing moral and political issues into a rich intellectual and cultural perspective.
The department encourages an intense but informal culture of dialogue and fellowship. We hold regular guest lectures, panels, and colloquia. The undergraduate Philosophy Society meets weekly to discuss texts and ideas. We invite you to take a course or visit with us at one of our events.