Professor Joseph Moore
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.
What are love and friendship? What are the bases on which we come to develop friendships or fall in love? This course will look at philosophical discussions of love and friendship from Ancient Greece up until the present day.
Who should have access to health care and to which services? What are our moral obligations to protect human health globally? Students in this course will face and try to answer many important decisions about health care policy.
This course will address why we should care about what knowledge is, and what it requires; the relationship between our reasons for belief and the biases that we have.