About the Program

Philosophy, as a form of intellectual inquiry, grapples with time-honored questions that have puzzled thinkers for centuries. Does human life have purpose and meaning? Is there a god? How do we determine right from wrong? What can we actually know and how do we know it? This is but a sampling of such questions. Philosophy students apply reason to such large questions, and, thereby, hone their skills of critical thinking and argumentation. Such generic skills of critical analysis are crucial not just to philosophy, but to today's legal, scientific, government and business arenas. Bloomfield's philosophy program has special strengths in applied ethics, logic and African-American philosophy, among others.

Philosophy

What you'll study - History of philosophy, contemporary moral issues, social and political philosophy, business ethics, biomedical ethics

Career Paths - Teaching, law

Please also take note of the Common Core and General Education Programs.

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Students must choose either PHL 405 Internship in Philosophy or PHL 451 Senior Thesis (Recommended for those intending to pursue graduate in Philosophy) or HON 499 Honors Seminar Students must also take two 200 level Philosophy courses and two 300 level Philosophy courses. *Selection of courses dependent on a student's special interests in consultation with the Philosophy Advisor.