Your Philosophy Career Starts Here

"We agreed that ease in learning, a good memory, courage and high-mindedness belong to the philosophic nature."

–Plato

What is Philosophy?

Pondering the bigger questions.

Philosophy fearlessly explores the big questions: What is the meaning of life? What is my purpose in living? What is the nature of happiness? Is there a God? How do I decide what is right and wrong? What is the nature of reality and of human consciousness? Are there limits to what can be known? Will a machine ever duplicate the mind? Why do we need government and what should be its role?

Fields that usually require philosophy are law, economics, government, politics, environmental policy, and theology.

Is a Philosophy Profession right for you?

For most, philosophy a component of another career path or an avocation. See useful links on our Program Information page.

The Philosophy Program Mission:

Our mission is to explore boldly the big questions of life with wonder and civility, to comprehend diverse philosophical views on these questions, and to equip learners with conceptual tools, critical thinking, communication and writing skills. We play the role of the Socratic "gadfly," encouraging deeper understanding and clear thinking. We foster student success by nurturing mature, independent thinkers who are self aware and make positive contributions to society. We collaborate with our colleagues and seek to benefit our community with these philosophical values and occasional programs of interest.

Program Advisors:

"The Universe and You: Reality and Your Place in it"

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Join Andy Fletcher for a cross-disciplinary Astrophysics, Quantum and Philosophy lecture presented in layman's terms this October 12th, 2013!

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