Welcome to Philosophy at Haverford
The discipline of philosophy is distinguished both by the breadth of its subject matter and by the diversity of its methods. Originally encompassing all fields of study, philosophy still takes its problems from all aspects of our lives and experience. The discipline of philosophy also incorporates its own history and is inherently reflexive; to study philosophy is at the same time to study its history and to call into question even its most fundamental presumptions.
Why Philosophy at Haverford: Faculty
You'll have opportunities to reflect upon, and contribute to, ongoing discussions of the philosophical issues that arise in all areas of our lives, and to do so with a faculty that reflects the rich diversity of philosophy's methods and approaches throughout history and around the world. More on Faculty >
Why Philosophy at Haverford: Curriculum
A thoughtfully constructed sequence of courses focused on close readings of some of the most influential and fascinating works of philosophers, from Plato to Derrida, Nagarjuna to Nietzsche, together with critically reflective discussion of the impact of their ideas on the world today.
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Why Philosophy at Haverford: Research
Extensive research opportunities for senior majors include: inviting a prominent international philosopher of their choice for a talk, lunch, seminar, and reception; researching, writing, and presenting an independent thesis project in close collaboration with a member of the faculty; and leading student discussions in introductory philosophy courses. More on Senior Research >
Inside Philosophy @ Haverford
Friday, February 27th, 2015
4:30"The Idea of a Moral Psychology: Some Thoughts from Plato, Aristotle, and Freud""The Idea of a Moral Psychology: Some Thoughts from Plato, Aristotle, and Freud" http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/262367 Gest Center 101 2015-02-27T16:30:00 2015-02-27T18:00:00Distinguished Visitor Jonathan Lear, Director of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago
Saturday, March 28th, 2015
1:00Gest Dialogue-Global Philosophy ForumGest Dialogue-Global Philosophy Forum http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/263225 Stokes Auditorium 2015-03-28T13:00:00 2015-03-28T18:00:00Distinguished Visitors Peter Brown'61, Professor, McGill University School of Environment and Laurence Brahm, global activist and author
Friday, April 10th, 2015
1:30Distinguished Visitor Justin Broackes, Professor of Philosophy, Brown UniversityDistinguished Visitor Justin Broackes, Professor of Philosophy, Brown University http://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/261696 Gest Center 101 2015-04-10T13:30:00 2015-04-10T15:00:00Tea at 1:15PM