What is the meaning of humanity? Freedom? Knowledge? Good? Evil? Challenge your values to strengthen them. Examine your life to fulfill it.
Philosophy defined is "love of wisdom." For our students and faculty this love-this pursuit-of wisdom is a calling. A passion. A journey that lasts a lifetime as knowledge is attained, realities are understood and personal worldviews alter.
Philosophy prepares students for life, both personally and professionally. It drives personal growth, allowing those who study it to lead richer lives, prepared to consider the different ideas and policies that compete for attention. And through reason and analysis, critical thinking, questioning assumptions and creative problem solving, students emerge ready for success in diverse fields such as teaching, law, medicine and business.
Maiese Publishes New Book
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair Michelle Maiese's new book, Embodied Selves and Divided Minds, has been published by Oxford University Press. Maiese has also been invited to serve as an assessing editor for the Journal of Mind and Behavior.
New Course for Philosophy Department
In the Fall 2015 semester, the Philosophy Department began offering a new upper-division course: "Philosophy of Psychiatry." This course examines philosophical questions surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of various psychological disorders.
Wall Presents on Technology in the Classroom in Barcelona
Professor of Philosophy Thomas Wall presented a paper, "Socrates Online," at the International Academy of Technology, Education and Development (IATED) EDULEARN15 conference, held in Barcelona, Spain, from July 6-8, 2015. Dr. Wall also chaired a session on "The Use of Technology in the Classroom."EDULEARN15 Conference Proceedings
Maiese Presents at Undergraduate Philosophy Conference
On March 5, 2016, Associate Professor Michelle Maiese was the invited keynote speaker at the Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at Eastern Michigan University. Her talk was titled, "Dissociative Identity Disorder, Personhood and Responsibility."
Devettere's Book on Health Care Ethics in Fourth Edition
The revised and updated fourth edition of Professor of Philosophy Raymond Devettere's, Practical Decision Making in Health Care Ethics: Cases, Concepts, and the Virtue of Prudence, was released in April 2016 by Georgetown University Press.
Custovic '16 Presents for Distinction in the Field of Study
Philosophy student Rijad Custovic '16 presented his project for Senior Distinction in the Field in April 2016. Custovic's project is titled, "A Thief in the Night: Religion and event in Badiou."See the Full List
Small classes, big advantages
The Philosophy Department faculty members have a wide range of teaching and research interests. They play an active role in the community, both at the College and beyond. The department's specialties include topics such as applied ethics, philosophy of mind and history of philosophy.
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Class of 2015: Where We Work
|Religion Teacher||Our Lady's Academy||Philosophy|
Class of 2015: Where We Attend Grad School
|M.S.W.||Boston University School of Social Work||Philosophy|
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