Majors & Minors
Philosophical issues addressed include both traditional and contemporary topics.
Our small, close-knit PhD program facilitates close interaction among faculty and students.
PHL for Pre-Law
Our courses explore philosophical issues that motivate the formulation and application of laws.
Graduate Biennial Epistemology
10th Biennial Graduate Epistemology Conference
November 9-10, 2018
Call for papers: due August 1st, 2018
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Lackey (NW University)
Distinguished Alumni Speaker: Kevin McCain (U of Alabama-Birmingham)
Friday, April 13, 2018 at 3:30 pm in Dewey 2110E
Alexandra Plakias (Hamilton College)
"Relativism: The most ecumenical metaethics?"
Did you know?
A major in philosophy is also a valuable asset when combined with a major in political science, economics, or natural sciences such as biology, chemistry, geology, physics, and psychology.
The departments course offerings provide an excellent foundation for graduate work in law and cognitive science, as well as in philosophy itself.
The philosophers in our department have a variety of specialties in philosophy and represent diverse philosophical perspectives.
Is it reasonable to ‘agree to disagree’?
When people disagree, and all involved in the discussion believe that theirs is the reasonable position, what’s to be done? That’s a question that underlies a lecture series in September by philosopher Richard Feldman.Continue Reading
Ninety-five percent of University of Rochester applicants are accepted into law school. That’s 19 percent higher than the national average.
The Berkeley prize competition is an essay competition open to all philosophy professionals.
Winners receive a cash prize and a copy of the winning essay will be sent to the George Berkeley Library Study Center.Learn More
At Rochester, students can combine philosophy with another major. The writing and analytical skills our students learn supplement their interests in law, history, science, and more, while preparing them for graduate studies and careers.Learn More
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