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Associate Professor Maitra (Chair); Professors Butler, Davis, G. Wilson; Associate Professor Burchard
“Philosophy” once referred to the whole range of human thought about the universe and humanity’s place in it. With the increase of specialization, philosophy has retained an interest in the fundamental assumptions, modes of thought, and human implications of other disciplines. It is especially interested in integrating different aspects of knowledge and assessing humanity’s place in the universe.
A major in Philosophy should be attractive to students planning further study in law or religion, as well as to those interested in graduate work in philosophy. A second major in Philosophy should help students in other fields to better understand their own specialties and their broader implications.
Declaration of Major in Philosophy
Declaring a major in Philosophy requires the student to satisfy the LANG 120 requirement and then to complete a Declaration of Major form that must be signed by the department chair.
Philosophy Department Programs