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    Department of Philosophy

» Welcome to the Philosophy Department

readingThe mission of the Philosophy Department is to help students to think logically, state and defend views clearly, analyze and solve problems, effectively make moral decisions, and integrate the personal and professional aspects of life. These skills can be useful in all walks of life, thus providing our students for a strong foundation for future careers and a meaningful life.

Small class sizes allow for a great deal of personalization and interaction between our distinguished faculty and students. The Department of Philosophy at Chapman offers a range of courses from studies of pivotal thinkers throughout history, to metaphysics, epistemology and religious thought, as well as ethical inquiries into medicine, business, and the environment.

+ - Sophia Omega Society

Philosophy Omega SocietyPhilosophy majors and minors are encouraged to join the Sophia Omega Society, Chapman's official philosophy club. We sponsor events and discussions throughout the year that allow our members to exchange ideas and explore philosophy in various real-life contexts. We also keep our members informed of upcoming events and contests within the field of philosophy. For more information please visit the department of philosophy in Wilkinson Hall 229.

+ - Philosophy Resources

While conducting research for your courses the Leatherby Libraries offer a variety of resources in various media formats. For more resources, see list below.

 

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Why Philosophy

Philosophy seeks to unify our lives, and to clarify the values that give life meaning. It illuminates such perplexing issues as what makes society just, how the mind and body are related, whether actions are free or determined, and inquires into religious perspectives. We offer a range of courses from studies of pivotal thinkers throughout history, to metaphysics, epistemology and religious thought, as well as ethical inquiries into medicine, business, and the environment. 

Contact Us

Wilkinson Hall 229
(714) 997-6636

Department Chair
Dr. Michael Pace
pace@chapman.edu

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