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Philosophy - Lehman College

What Is Philosophy?

Philosophy is the pursuit of wisdom about ourselves, others and the world through sustained reflection on general questions-- for example, what is the nature of thought, what is the purpose of life, what is a just society, what is truth -- arising from the human experience. Philosophy is thus both a body of knowledge and a set of skills.

What Courses Do we Offer?

We offer courses in moral philosophy and applied ethics; political philosophy and philosophy of law; logic and philosophy of science; epistemology; the history of philosophy; African philosophy; Asian philosophy; and many more. Please check out our course offerrings here.

The Department offers students two Philosophy Majors as well as a variety of Minors. More information on our Majors and Minors can be found here.

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