The Department of Philosophy at Amherst welcomes all students, from those who would like to sample a course or two, to those who would like to major in the discipline and perhaps even study the subject in graduate school.
Explore issues pertaining to religious conviction, knowledge, mind, freedom, ethics, and value through critical engagement with written work in the philosophical tradition.
An examination of the origins of Western philosophical thought in Ancient Greece, with particular attention paid to questions about the nature, sources and limits of human knowledge.
How might harm arise when speech goes awry? What limits might justifiably be put on our freedoms of speech?