Department of Philosophy
Our courses cover a wide spectrum of philosophical study, from the ancient Greeks to modern philosophers, and from Asian philosophy to the Philosophy of Feminism. Our courses are open to both majors and non-majors and include many interdisciplinary subjects, such as the philosophy of religion, philosophy of law, and philosophy of science.
Our small class sizes afford our students many opportunities to engage in discussions, presentations, and group projects. We assign papers in nearly all of our classes and give essay exams. Outside of class, students are engaged in careful, critical reading of philosophical texts, and in thinking and writing about philosophy. Our classes, we hope, require students to become involved in philosophical issues and to struggle with their complexity and ambiguity.
Cornell's One Course At A Time schedule extends these opportunities by giving us longer periods of class time to immerse ourselves in the topic at hand.