Welcome to Hofstra's Department of Philosophy. We offer courses in ancient, modern, and contemporary philosophy, leading to a major or minor in philosophy. Students may also minor in philosophy of law or philosophy of science, and focus on applied ethics. The department regularly holds events for undergraduates and runs a colloquium series featuring local, national, and international speakers.
Our faculty members are actively engaged in research, and have a broad range of specializations, including many periods and figures in the history of philosophy, as well as ethics, metaphysics, and the philosophical studies of mind, language, knowledge, environment, mathematics, law, and science.
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Philosophy in the media: Study of philosophy makes gains despite economy (Philly.com, October 2011); Heavy thinking (The Brian Lehrer Show, April 2008) discusses recent growth in students majoring in philosophy, what draws them to the field, and what they plan to do with the major; In a New Generation of College Students, Many Opt for the Life Examined (NY Times April 2008).