Philosophy asks the big questions: Can we know anything? How should we live? Do we have free will?

We look at what the great thinkers have said about these questions, and examine whether their answers stand up to scrutiny.

This requires expertise in critical thinking - evaluating arguments and clearly expressing arguments of your own.

These skills learnt in philosophy are transferable to every area of life.

Department News

Prof. Lou Marinoff's published an article on Thomas Hobbes, in the "Footnotes to Plato" series for the Times Literary Supplement.

Prof. Crull's TED-x talk on "Finding truth in the age of information."

Prof. Pigliucci gives ethical advice to Vice President Pence... on Comedy Central!

Prof. Kidd is interviewed by the blog of the American Philosophical Association.

Prof. Weissman recently received the Founders' Medal, a life-time achievement award, from the Metaphysical Society of America. His book, Spinoza's Dream, is published by Walter De Gruyter, Berlin.

We host Philosophy Day every year in November!

Check it out!

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Professor Ben Vilhauer

North Academic Center
Room 5/144C
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031