Department of Philosophy
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Professors: S. Stelzer , E. Wolf-Gazo, W. Lammi (Emeritus), G. Harman (Distinguished University Professor)
Associate Professors: R. Switzer (Dean of Undergraduate Studies & Director of Core Curriculum), N. Bowditch (Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences), C. Belo, R. Fincham (Chair)
Assistant Professors: S. Singh, A. Topa
Post-Doctorate Teaching Fellows: M. Crippen, R. Weiss
The study of philosophy involves engaging in a process of coming to terms with oneself, and thus with one’s place in the world. This requires a clear and careful thinking of a wide ranging sort, questioning assumptions and attitudes, analyzing problems thoroughly and seeking their solutions through sound reasoning and evidence. Some of the major concerns addressed by philosophy are: moral and socio-political values, the nature of knowledge, the relation of the mind to the body, the principles of the sciences, the arts, and religion. Philosophy aims, in addition, comprehensively to situate these subjects in terms of underlying questions about the meaning of existence and the nature of reality.