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In the Philosophy Department, we read, think, and write about the big questions: What is the right thing to do? What exists? What can we know? The department offers a Philosophy major and minor , and hosts the Liberal Studies major concentration in Ethics & Social Responsibility. All of these degrees can be combined with the study of business at Bentley.


News and Events

Permission and Justification

Professor Robert Frederick will give a talk, “Some Relations between Permissibility and Justification,” on Wednesday, October 28th from 2:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. on AAC 254

Perception and Knowledge

Professor Axel Seeman will give a talk, “Joint Experiences, Perceptual Justification, and Common Knowledge” on Wednesday, November 11th from 2:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. in AAC 2

Teaching and Research Highlights

Campbell Publishes on Moral Distress

Professor Stephen Campbell and co-authors Connie Ulrich (UPenn) and Christine Grady (NIH) have an essay titled "A Broader Understanding of Moral Distress" forthcoming in American Journal of Bioethics.

Herr Edits Special Issue

Professor Ranjoo Herr will co-edit a special issue of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, “Contested Terrains: Third World Women, Feminisms, and Geopolitics.