The mission of the Philosophy Department at Lafayette College is to provide its students—both those who major and minor in philosophy and those who do not—with high quality education in Western philosophy.
To that end, the department offers a broad range of courses while emphasizing the techniques and concerns of the Anglo-American analytic tradition. These courses include inquiries into the nature of reality (metaphysics), our abilities to know something about it (epistemology), and a range of the normative questions arising in ethics, social and legal philosophy, and aesthetics.
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Our majors are knowledgeable about the history of Western Philosophy, and are consistently exposed to that which distinguishes our efforts in all our courses: the identification and evaluation of arguments, both those presented by famous figures in that tradition, and others whom we see fit to consider.
Training in philosophy emphasizes effective skills in critical reading, writing, and speaking. Through the evaluation of important readings on the topics and questions of philosophy, and through writing assignments that are constructively criticized, philosophy majors become proficient in all these skills.
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