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In general, philosophers seek to understand the world and their place in it. Philosophy is the foundation of every field of study and trains its critical perspective on every aspect of human experience. Philosophers explore the nature of reality, truth, beauty or justice, the constitution of knowledge, the nature and existence of the world, human freedom, good and evil, the existence of God, personal mortality, human nature, social and political activity, and the extent of human understanding.
The Philosophy Department at Villanova University provides a congenial setting for those students interested in philosophical questions. In addition to an undergraduate program leading to a major, a minor or a double major in Philosophy, our Department offers courses which satisfy the core requirements in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the Villanova College of Engineering and the Villanova College of Nursing.
The courses in our Department also satisfy requirements for majors in Cognitive Science, Computing Science, Environmental Sciences and Criminal Justice. Finally, they fulfill elective requirements in the Ethics Program, the Honors Program, the Center for Peace and Justice Education and Women’s Studies.
Philosophy offers a graduate program leading to a Ph.D. Doctoral candidates in our program specialize in the study of the History of Philosophy, Continental as well as Analytic Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy and Aesthetics.
The Department of Philosophy welcomes two new Full-Time Faculty: Peter Koch, PhD in Philosophy - SUNY at Buffalo, and comes to us from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, and Délia Popa, PhD in Philosophy - University of Nice, France, and comes to us from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. We hope you will join us in welcoming them to Villanova University.