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.
U.S. citizens are currently faced with many important decisions about health care policy. Who should have access to health care and to which services? Should abortion remain legal? We will examine the many issues that these basic questions raise.
This course focuses on understanding the relationship between economic exploitation and racial oppression, the nature and functions of racial ideology, and the mechanisms by which racial inequality is reproduced.
Music is sometimes described as a language, but what, if anything, does Charlie Parker’s “Ah-Leu-Cha” say to us? What exactly is a musical work anyway? And what makes for a performance of one or the other (or of no work at all)?