Hartwick philosophy faculty bring the “love of wisdom” to life, imbuing their courses with rigorous reflection, questioning, and analysis of thought.
At Hartwick, we recognize the importance of genuine dialogue, and we foster discussion inside and outside the classroom. We undertake an intellectual adventure, and our alumni are prepared to approach future learning of all kinds with competence, confidence, and original perspective.
Hartwick’s philosophy major acquaints students with issues of contemporary philosophical inquiry, as well as the thinking of the great philosophers of the past. Major areas of study include epistemology (how we come to know), metaphysics (the study of reality), and ethics (the study of moral ideals and practice).
The major program culminates in a senior capstone seminar, in which students to take their skills of interpretation and analysis to greater depths. Recent capstone projects have explored:
Hartwick is a member of Phi Sigma Tau, the international honor society in philosophy. Qualified students are inducted every spring. Phi Sigma Tau organizes and sponsors annual philosophy-related events, such as a speaker series or student conferences. The student philosophy club meets regularly and chooses discussion topics, events, and films according to student interest.
Philosophy is never studied just for the sake of acquiring credentials. But along the way, philosophy students become qualified for a wide range of career opportunities and graduate study.
Hartwick alumni work for:
Hartwick graduates have been accepted to:
Hartwick’s expert philosophy faculty are future-focused. That’s because they work closely with students who are meant for more. Students who will have an impact on the world into which they graduate. Hartwick students.
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