• Philosophy at UMass

    Our department has a long and distinguished history of producing cutting-edge research and academic excellence. Our community includes scholars at all levels who engage with each other and the world outside to produce philosophy that is rigorous and meaningful. We believe the skills acquired through philosophical training at the college level are valuable whatever one's ultimate career turns out to be.

Grauate Admissions: update

February 12, 2017

We will be making be making our initial offers of admissions to our graduate program, and informing those on the waiting list, by Friday, March 3. 

APA issues statement on Executive Order on Immigration

February 02, 2017

The Philosophy Department heartily endorses the following stataement by the board of the American Philosophical Association:  American participation in the global exchange of ideas depends on free ...

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Colloquium Talk: Jill North

South College E470
3:30 pm

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Why Philosophy?

Whatever your career aspirations, the study of philosophy can help in strengthening your preparation, through developing your capacities to think and reason well, to deal critically and analytically with the ideas, the concepts, the problems, and the methodologies central to your chosen profession. Yet the study of philosophy equips you not just with skills for a trade or profession; it equips you with an important skill for living.

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