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.



​Thursday 3/16 from 12:30-1:45 in NAC 5/144:    Pizza Forum: Student-led discussion on the Philosophy of Love

Thursday 3/23 from 12:30-1:45 in NAC 6/111:    Pizza Forum: Metaphysical March Madness!

Thursday 3/30 from 12:30-1:45 in NAC 5/144:    Pizza Forum: Talk by Chloé Cooper Jones


Tuesday 4/04 from 12:30-1:45 in NAC 5/144:      Department Colloquium With Chris Wuthrich (Geneva), "Out of Nowhere: The Emergence of Spacetime in Quantum Gravity"

-- spring break --

Thursday 4/20 from 12:30-1:45 in NAC 6/111:     Pizza Forum: Talk by Steven Hernandez  

Thursday 4/27 from 12:30-1:45 in NAC 5/144:     Pizza Forum: no formal presentation, just lunch and an opportunity to talk with other students and faculty interested in philosophy


Thursday 5/04 from 12:30-1:45 in NAC 5/144:    Pizza Forum: Talk by Elvira Basevich

Department News

Prof. Pigliucci's new book is coming out on 9/25! The Quest for Character--What the Story of Socrates and Alcibiades Teaches Us about Our Search for Good Leaders.

Prof. Marinoff has a new book out: Essays on Philosophy, Praxis and Culture--An Eclectic, Provocative and Prescient Collection.

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

We host Philosophy Day every year in November!

Check out our video series!

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Professor Ben Vilhauer

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