Philosophical issues addressed in undergraduate courses include both traditional and contemporary topics from areas such as:
- Political philosophy
- Philosophy of science
The techniques brought to bear on these issues are analytical, formal, and historical.
The undergraduate program stresses Western philosophy, ancient and modern, and gives particular emphasis to recent and contemporary Anglo-American philosophy. The department's course offerings provide excellent foundations for graduate work in law and cognitive science, as well as in philosophy itself.
Explore the many practical benefits of studying philosophy here.
The department hosts several Philosophy Colloquia throughout the semester that are open to all students. Once a semester advanced undergraduates students help coordinate a colloquium.
Colloquia begin at 3:30 on Friday afternoons and consist of a philosophy talk, usually given by a distinguished philosopher from outside the university, a question period, and a reception.
Students can also join the Undergraduate Philosophy Council, which meets regularly for informed discussion and refreshments. All interested students are encouraged to attend.
Contact William FitzPatrick, the undergraduate advisor at (585) 275-8107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philosophy on the Web
There are many useful philosophical resources available for free online. Here are a few to check out:
PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers. Includes research content in philosophy, including journals, books, open access archives, and personal pages maintained by academics.