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Philosophy Department

Philosophy Department

Upcoming Public Lecture

Justin McDaniel

"Buddhist Manuscript Collections and Collectors from India and Southeast Asia"

Presentation by Justin McDaniel, Kahn Chair of the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Tuesday, April 16th - 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Scripps Hall 111

The public lecture is jointly sponsored by Philosophy, Classics and Religious Studies, and the Friends of India Endowment.

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Be a Change Maker – with a Degree in Philosophy

Students probe timeless questions and put their curiosity to work exploring yesterday, today and tomorrow.

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Engage in Civil Debate

"Tough-minded but civil discussion of contentious issues remains a fixture of my day-to-day life," says Matthew Jordan.

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Pursue a Life of Letters

"A philosopher must have a keen eye for the suspicious premise, the questionable inference," says Eric Smaw '98M.A.

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Study with Active Researchers

Work with faculty pursuing scholarship on pressing and perennial issues.

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Faculty Research Areas

Ranging from aesthetics to ethics to the philosophy of mind and science.

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Put Your Mind to Work

Philosophers are trained to think, speak, and write clearly, critically, and independently.

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Interact with Leading Philosophers

Meet and interact with leading philosophers who come to campus for lectures and the Philosophy Forum.