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Questions that don’t have easy answers arise in every career and every industry. Studying philosophy gives you the tools necessary to ask and pursue them. In the Department of Philosophy, faculty members prepare you to present complex ideas clearly, evaluate opposing viewpoints, and craft careful and creative arguments. In addition to teaching students to think critically, philosophy challenges you to examine the ethical contours of everyday life. Whether studying accounting and finance or communications and management, the study of philosophy is crucial to developing the well-balanced, responsible leaders of tomorrow.

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Herr explores female autonomy in Islamic world

In “Relational Autonomy and Islamist Women's Agency,” published in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Professor Ranjoo Herr examines how women with nonliberal religious values and practices express autonomy.


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Seemann publishes 'The Shared World'

In his new book, The Shared World: Perceptual Common Knowledge, Demonstrative Communication, and Social SpaceAssociate Professor Axel Seemann explores why our day-to-day lives involve the ability to act and think in concert with others. Listen to him discuss the book.


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Moriarty takes aim at Amazon's approach to affordable housing

In an op-ed featured in The Hill, Professor Jeff Moriarty explains why Amazon’s commitment to build affordable housing is an example of a worrying trend: corporations playing roles that are more appropriate for governments.

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Axel Seeman
Department Chair 
Smith Technology Center 104

Stephen Campbell 
LSM Coordinator (Ethics & Social Responsibility)
Adamian Academic Center 117

Annette Wong
Academic Coordinator II
Adamian Academic Center 109