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Welcome

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.

 

Contact

For questions about the AQ Philosophy Department, please contact Bryan Christopher Pilkington at bcp004@aquinas.edu.

 

Philosophy Department News

  • AQ Philosophy Librarian Susan Ponischil has been promoted to Associate Librarian. Congratulations, Susan!

 

  • AQ Philosophy Club Bioethics Panel:

    Topic: "Do we have a moral or ethical obligation to feed those in a permanent vegetative state?"
    Time
    : Noon on Sunday, April, 27.
    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!

 

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