Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems, such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. It is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument.
The word "philosophy" comes from the Greek φιλοσοφία (philosophia), which literally means "love of wisdom", and was originally a word referring to the special way of life of early Greek philosophers.
Philosophy Department News
- AQ Philosophy Club Bioethics Panel:
Topic: "Do we have a moral or ethical obligation to feed those in a permanent vegetative state?"
Time: 12PM, Sunday, April, 27th.
Location: Upper Donnelly Center
- Two Philosophers Win Emerging Scholars Award. Ben Stitt will receive funding to work on a project titled: Changing Definitions of Basic Human Rights: Does Society Have An Obligation To Provide? Ryan Connette will receive funding to work on a project titled: The Relationship Between the Active and Contemplative Life. Congratulations to Ben and Ryan!