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The Department of Philosophy studies the most fundamental issues concerning reality, knowledge, and value. Students build skills of critical reflection, careful reading and writing, and creative thinking—skills that will be invaluable throughout their lives. In addition to a full range of courses in the standard areas of philosophy and the history of philosophy, the Department offers courses relating to philosophical aspects of law, religion, formal and empirical sciences, public policy, information technology, the environment, bioethics, global justice, and human rights. The Department is home to the Program on Values in Society, dedicated to research, teaching, and dialogue on ethical issues across disciplines.
Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, PhD, minor ; Bachelor of Arts, History and Philosophy of Science.