Philosophy

Major, Minor

Explore the history of philosophy, critique important historical and contemporary frameworks and apply analytical skills to the discipline.

Students develop intellectual independence, tolerance for different points of view, freedom from dogmatism and critical thinking, analytical and communication skills. Our dedicated faculty of scholars strives for one-to-one interaction with students and discussion-based classes. Together we engage in rigorous analysis of philosophical texts and explore alternate worldviews and links between philosophy and other disciplines.

Pacific’s yearly Undergraduate Philosophy Conference is a two-day event featuring a keynote address by a renowned philosopher and attracting student attendees from across the globe.

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Year-long study about the future of transportation in rural Washington County published in fall 2016 to be presented by Prescott Devinney '17 and Staff Member Mike Miller.
The series is an offering through Pacific's membership in the Scholars at Risk Network, which provides a platform for scholars who have been displaced by war and political persecution.
Pacific is paying tribute to retiring Philosophy Professor Dave Boersema’s career and influence on students with the Philosophy Book Fund.