Our philosophy department offers courses in all the major periods, figures and texts of the history of philosophy — Western and Asian — and the central areas of philosophical inquiry, including metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and logic.

View the College catalog for philosophy course descriptions, major and minor requirements and more.

Some regularly offered philosophy courses:

  • Philosophy of Law
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy of Art
  • Time
  • Thinking Philosophically About the Environment
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Free Will and Moral Responsibility
  • Evil

Our department faculty members also develop new courses frequently, reflecting, in various ways, their developing research agendas, student interests, and the ever-growing ways in which philosophy is related to other disciplines. They also encourage students to propose "Individual Studies" on topics of mutual interest to the student and faculty member.