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Philosophy Graduates 2017

What Is Philosophy?

Philosophy is the pursuit of wisdom about ourselves, others, and the world, through sustained reflection on general questions – what is the purpose of life? what is a just society? what is the nature of thought? what is truth? – that arise in the course of human experience. Philosophy is both a body of knowledge and a set of skills.

What Courses Do We Offer?

Students in PHI 177 Philosophy of Contemporary Music
visit The Frick CollectionWe offer courses in moral philosophy, global justice, and applied ethics; in political philosophy, social philosophy, and philosophy of law; in logic, philosophy of language, and philosophy of science; in theory of knowledge and philosophy of the social sciences; in history of philosophy from Ancient Greece to the 21st Century; in African philosophy and Asian philosophy; in existential philosophy and philosophy of religion ; in philosophy of music, philosophy of film, and aesthetics; and in many more areas. Please check out our course offerings here.

The Department offers two Philosophy majors and six Philosophy minors. More information about our majors and minors can be found here.

Why Study Philosophy?

For YouTube videos about majoring in philosophy as well as more links to newspaper stories about how useful a philosophy degree actually is, see here.

Student Success

Maimuna Doulah ('16), a Philosophy and English double major, has been accepted to CUNY School of Law School in the fall of 2017. She will continue to work a Trial Prep Assistant for the Conviction Integrity Unit of the Bronx District Attorney's Office. For more news about Philosophy students, see here.