Philosophy is an effort to see how things – not just objects and persons, but also ideas, concepts, principles, and values – hang together. Philosophical questions explore the foundations and limits of human thought and experience. What is there? What can we know? What is good? How should we live? What is a person? What is reason? How do words have meaning? The philosophy major introduces students to central concepts, key figures, and classic texts so they may broaden and deepen their own understanding as they learn how others have approached foundational questions in the past. An education in philosophy also teaches students to think and write with clarity and precision – intellectual resources essential to future study and rewarding professional lives.
Professor Frederick Neuhouser inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Earlier this fall, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences inducted Professor Frederick Neuhouser. An honorary society and policy organization founded in 1780, the Academy elects exceptionally accomplished individuals and engages them in advancing the public good. Neuhouser signed the Book of Members at an Induction Ceremony that celebrated recently elected artists, scholars, scientists, and leaders in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.