goal of the philosophy program is to present
some of the great questions of our discipline
and challenge our students to develop answers
to them. Such questions include:
- How do we determine what is morally
right and wrong?
- In what does a worthwhile life
freedom possible if our actions are
determined by physical law?
things constantly change, how can anything
persist through time?
- What is knowledge, and how do we have
- What is the mind, and can it be
- Can God's
existence, or non-existence, be proven?
- Why is there
anything rather than nothing?
program examines the history of these
important subjects (from the pre-Socratics to
the 20th-century) but also engages students in
contemporary discussion of them. We
emphasize the crafts of analytical thinking,
writing, and speaking, along with the
cultivation of a critical attitude toward
one's own beliefs and values. These skills are
invaluable in everyday life and in most
occupations that demand leadership and
to our graduating seniors Max
Fuller, Nathan Hawley, Lauren
Mashburn, Anielia Polak, Kevin
Sar, and Laura
Thudium! All the