Philosophy

Philosophy

Philosophy

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.  

Majors

  • Philosophy

    Philosophy defined is "love of wisdom." For our students and faculty, this love—this pursuit—of wisdom is a calling.

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Minors

  • Philosophy

    Philosophy defined is "love of wisdom." For our students and faculty, this love—this pursuit—of wisdom is a calling.

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Department Highlights

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

Position Company Major
Religion Teacher Our Lady's Academy Philosophy

Class of 2015: Where We Attend Grad School

Degree Institution Major
M.S.W. Boston University School of Social Work Philosophy

 

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