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It also provides survey courses on various periods in the history of philosophy. Concentrators can expect to strengthen their knowledge of and skills in ancient philosophy, early modern philosophy, logic, epistemology and metaphysics. Students are asked to identify an area of specialization. There is also a related, but separate concentration in physics and philosophy.

Student Goals

Students in this concentration will:

  • Learn to think analytically and creatively about philosophical texts and issues
  • Understand the work of major figures in the history of philosophy, including Plato, Aristotle, Descartes and Kant
  • Become familiar with arguments and approaches in metaphysics or epistemology, and a selection of other areas of philosophy, such as philosophy of mind and philosophy of language; as well as topics in ethics and political philosophy
  • Know how to carry out logical proofs and derivations within a formal system
  • Produce a significant body of written work

Department Undergraduate Group (DUG)

Student Leader: Nicholas Gross-Whitaker

Graduating Class

Class Year Total Students Capstones Completed Honors Graduates
2014 17  17 
2015 17  17 
2016 19  19 
2017 23  23 
2018 24  24 
2019 18 18 7


Director of Undergraduate Studies/Advisor: Richard Heck