Larry Krasnoff, Chair
About the Department
The study of philosophy invites students to explore the most profound questions about human existence. As students develop their own answers to these perennial questions, they learn crucial skills that will help them in almost any career. In particular, philosophy students learn to write clearly, to assess arguments carefully, and to solve problems creatively. The major allows students to survey the full range of philosophical inquiry and provides excellent preparation for careers in business, public administration, medicine, and the law. A concentration in “Politics, Philosophy, and the Law” allows majors to focus on the interdisciplinary study of the law.