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Department of Philosophy
The Philosophy Department offers not only a major leading to a BA degree, but also a Philosophy major with an Emphasis in Ethics and Society, a major in International Human Rights, and an adjunct area of concentration (minor). The Philosophy Department has been a pioneer at Webster in offering courses using the Internet. Our undergraduate students edit an annual journal of student work, Sophia, and organize themselves as the Philosophy Club.
The Philosophy Department at Webster maintains a vibrant atmosphere of intellectual inquiry. In the "Philosophers' Film Series," we have viewed and discussed films, including Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, Shower, and Roger and Me. Visiting speakers in recent years have included Robert Solomon, Margaret Symons, Lawrence J. Hatab, Mike Godwin, Susan Sherwin, Ken Knisely, Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, Mark Johnson, Jerome Segal, Reese Ehrlich, Judith Lichtenberg, Dale Jamieson, Mark Sagoff, and Vincent Colapietro.
We specialize in philosophies that address everyday existence and its concerns. More specifically, we offer courses in:
We also offer courses in The History of Philosophy, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Aesthetics, Epistemology, and Logic.
The overall aim of our efforts is to have a positive, transforming affect on our students--to help them understand themselves with greater insight and to act in the world for the better.