From the Chair
The Philosophy Department prides itself on an interdisciplinary approach to the fulfillment of its three-part mission: to provide students with a philosophy major that will prepare them to enter a variety of careers or for further graduate study; to serve the College's philosophical needs by providing key philosophical courses for other programs; and to contribute to the College's mission of providing a liberal arts education to all students. Read More..
Public Philosophy, anyone?
Come to this open event sponsored by the Philosophy Club, featuring Profs. Buckley, Finkelman, Gordon-Roth and Pigliucci!
NEW! Highlights of Spring semester offerings!
Watch Prof. Pigliucci talk about Public Philosophy on BronxNet!
New free booklet on the Relevance of Philosophy
Download (link here) the new free booklet by Prof. Pigliucci, a brief guide to why philosophy matters, why it is a good idea to take philosophy courses (or even a Minor or a Major), and what philosohy has contributed to the world. The ultimate answer to the most annoying question: why philosophy?
Philosophy at Lehman now has a Facebook page!
Thanks to the efforts of our newest faculty, Jessica Gordon-Roth (see below), the Department of Philosophy at Lehman College now has a Facebook page! Visit us, "like" us, post your stories or comments about philosophy, and keep up with what the Department is doing, on and off the classroom!
Jessica Gordon-Roth joins the Philosophy Department
Dr. Gordon-Roth has spent the past year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia .She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her B.A. in Philosophy from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. Professor Gordon-Roth's area of specialization is the history of early modern philosophy and especially John Locke. Gordon-Roth's research is focused on the ways in which different conceptions of "substance" and "mode" inform the early modern debate over personal identity. Professor Gordon-Roth enjoys teaching history of modern philosophy, logic, critical reasoning, introduction to philosophy, and other courses. She is especially excited to design and implement new courses for Lehman College students.
Here are the new Philosophy Minors, good for your life, good for your career
The Department of Philosophy is now offering a new array of Minors, tailored to complement your Major. You can choose among:
* General Philosophy
* Business, Society, and Law
* The Diverse World
* Language and Logic
* Understanding Science
* Wellbeing and the Helping Professions
All Minors require 12 credits. Please contact the Department for more information on how to combine your Major with a useful Philosophy Minor.
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Last modified: Dec 3, 2013