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Department of Philosophy

Why Study Philosophy?

Our own Prof. Alexander Klein further explains the value of the philosophy major.

Our Department

Our department offers opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate study in philosophy. Students can study towards the Philosophy Minor, the Philosophy Major (BA), or a Master’s Degree (MA). Undergraduate students can also take advantage of our Departmental Honors Program and our Pre-Law Emphasis. Areas of specialization include:

  • American Philosophy/Pragmatism
  • Cognitive Science
  • Epistemology
  • Ethical Theory
  • History of Early Analytic Philosophy
  • History of Early Modern Philosophy
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Psychology
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy of Science

The department is home to the Applied Ethics Forum, and affiliated with the Center For Medieval and Renaissance Studies. It has previously hosted the Pacific Division Meeting of the Society for Women in Philosophy and the California Conference in Early Modern Philosophy.