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.
Read, write and converse about issues pertaining to religious conviction, knowledge, mind, freedom, ethics and value.
What makes something a “sport”? Is competition a good thing? How does sport relate to race, class, nationality, gender and violence? And why do we care if the Red Sox win?
How do you know that your whole life isn’t merely a dream? Examine various responses to this problem and related issues. Readings may include Wittgenstein, Moore, Austin, Dretske and Putnam.