"It takes two to speak the
truth: one to speak, and another
The MA is a two-year program, designed
to provide both broad competence in
philosophy and depth in areas of student
choosing. Our program provides a rigorous grounding in philosophy and an opportunity to prepare for further graduate study. We have been very sucessful at placing our graduates in Ph.D Programs.
The philosophy faculty as a whole
has a diverse array of interests,
although many of us have an interest
and professional competence in the
history of philosophy and our program
emphasizes the development of competence
in this area. Our various interests
and specialties allow us to offer
courses in the traditions of both
Continental philosophy and Analytic
philosophy, as well as in the history
of philosophy generally, understood
as the common ground of both traditions.
Our graduate students are similarly diverse in the range of their philosophical interests.
The atmosphere is congenial and intellectually
and individual attention is readily available. The number of graduate students in residence at a given time has been about 6-8. Our seminars encourage intellectual community both among students and between faculty and students. We also have a lively colloquium
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