Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy: Evan Riley
A Philosophy major gives students a grounding in the major philosophical movements as well as providing them with the rational method of thinking and conceptual problem solving that forms the core of the discipline. Majors study historical and contemporary philosophical movements, and also complete courses in logic as well as advanced courses in topics such as cognition, biomedical ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, and ethical theory.
Recent IS topics have included an examination of faith in the novels of Walker Percy, a moral justification of the use of capital punishment, a survey of the practice of agrarianism, and ethical examination of the practice of female genital mutilation in the Gambia.
The Department of Philosophy is located in Scovel Hall.