Department of Philosophy
Philosophy (“love of wisdom”) is the enterprise of thinking as clearly and rigorously as possible about the largest, most complex questions ever raised by human beings: What is the nature of reality? How can we acquire knowledge? How ought we to live? What is the meaning of life? Students explore these and similarly profound and enduring questions through courses in the major systematic areas of philosophy -- logic metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics -- as well as courses in the history of philosophy. Students emerge from these courses better equipped to think deeply, argue rigorously, write clearly, and speak effectively.