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2010-2011 HillBook (Class of 2014) 
    
2010-2011 HillBook (Class of 2014) [ARCHIVED HILL BOOK]

Philosophy


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Faculty:
Richard Capobianco, Chairperson

Professors:
R. Capobianco
A. Celano

Associate Professors:
C. Dierksmeier
A. Lännström

Assistant Professors:
C. Mekios
B. O’Sullivan
J. Velazquez
S. Wykstra

Faculty Fellow:
G. Anders

The Department of Philosophy offers a major and minor in Philosophy.

The Department of Philosophy is committed to the ideals of a liberal education and understands the study of Philosophy as essential to such a noble endeavor. The courses offered by the Department allow its students to develop the logical and critical skills needed to read intelligently and to think clearly, to learn how Philosophy developed over the centuries, and to appreciate the contributions of the great philosophers to Western culture. The study of Philosophy reveals the complexity of reality and the difficulty of the problems to be faced in the search for truth.

Graduates with a major in Philosophy from Stonehill have become college presidents and vice presidents, academic deans, professors, judges, lawyers, priests, business persons, and authors. Some have become directors of personnel, others political and social analysts; still others have entered government service and politics. Liberally educated persons are ready to move in many directions. But more than preparing students for a career, a major in Philosophy prepares them for life and a lifelong pursuit of wisdom.

Advisement

The selection and sequence of courses for both the major and the minor should be taken in consultation with the Chairperson or advisor.

PHL 421 - Senior Philosophy Colloquium  involves writing an independent thesis with guidance from two members of the department. The student should approach prospective advisors at the end of the junior year or the very beginning of the senior year.

 

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