Department of Philosophy

Welcome to the Department of Philosophy at Saint Mary's College

To have a philosophy is to have a view about the nature of the world and our place in it. In this sense, every thoughtful person has a philosophy. The academic study of philosophy enables students to understand the philosophical choices they make and to reflect on the relationships between their own views and other philosophical positions. Students in philosophy are introduced to basic issues concerning knowledge, reality and values as they arise in both classical and contemporary thought. Each philosophy major is helped to practice responsible and critical thinking and to develop her own philosophical position.

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Department of Philosophy
Saint Mary's College
102 Spes Unica, Room 166 E
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone:   574.284.4534
Fax:   574.284.4855