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Department of Philosophy

Our department specializes in contemporary and historical approaches to Ethics and Political Philosophy. The Department is closely connected with The Murphy Institute's Center for Ethics and Public Affairs and recently formed a specialty PhD track in Moral Philosophy. Many of our faculty members also have research interests in Philosophy of Mind and related areas.

We offer courses in a broad range of areas of philosophical inquiry, including Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, the History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Epistemology, and Logic. Our major and minor undergraduate programs are especially flexible and allow our students to pursue an array of philosophical interests. Many of our courses satisfy components of the Tulane curriculum, including Global Perspectives, Textual & Historical Perspectives, Western Traditions, Social & Behavioral Science, Formal Reasoning, Writing Skills, and Service Learning. Our undergraduate Philosophy Club regularly hosts student-led discussions, lectures by faculty members, and movie screenings.

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