The study of philosophy is to embark on conceptual exploration. Philosophers seek rational answers to enduring questions about knowledge, reality, value, thought and language. From the time of Socrates to the present day, philosophers have examined fundamental presuppositions of science, morality, governance and art. Philosophy demands close thought. It fosters careful augmentation and clear writing.

Use Your Head

Our graduates often head to law school, for example, at places such as Harvard, Michigan, UCLA, NYU and Rutgers. Our students’ scores on the LSAT, MCAT and GMAT are significantly above average.

Many grads have continued on in graduate education in philosophy and to write, teach and collaborate with specialists in other fields to contribute philosophical modes of thinking and wisdom.

What’s more immediate than the language you use? This course gave me the tools to look at words and their context. I can listen to what someone is saying, and get to know them better. It has helped me to understand people in a huge way. ”
Jacob Hazle-Cary C’12
on Philosophy of Language
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Erik Anderson

Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair

The Princeton Review’s Best 300 Professors lists Professor Erik Anderson as one of just 10 top philosophy professors in the country.