Philosophy asks fundamental questions and tries to arrive at reasonable answers. What can I know? How should I live my life? What is real? What is a mind? Is it different from a brain? What is good reasoning? Is there a God? Are we really free, or are we controlled by past events?
The University of Rochester offers undergraduate philosophy courses at all levels—a major, minors, and a graduate program leading to a PhD in philosophy. Courses deal with epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, history of philosophy, logic, ethics, social and political philosophy, philosophy of science, and philosophy of religion. The courses page list all undergraduate courses.
Humanities Center Created
Dean of Arts & Sciences Gloria Culver has announced the creation of a Humanities Center. The center will support multidisciplinary engagement around literature, history, the arts, and philosophies of cultures past and present with the aim of fostering educated, contributing global citizens. The fundamental goal of the center is to enhance the study of the humanities at Rochester while strengthening the ties to related disciplines. Visit The Humanities Center website to learn more.