Have you ever wondered whether we have free will, whether a particular action is ethical, or what genuine justice would look like? Have you ever wondered whether we really can know anything for certain, or when you have enough evidence to show that something is true? If you have, then you are already interested in philosophy.

Philosophy tries to make sense of human experience and reality through critical reflection and argument. Students in philosophy classes will be exposed to arguments on both sides of such questions, and they will be encouraged to develop and rationally defend their own positions.

The Philosophy unit in the department is home to 18 full-time faculty members who are actively engaged in research and teaching. The program offers a wide range of courses leading to an undergraduate major or minor in Philosophy.