Professor: Mark Perlman Associate professors: Susan Daniel, Ryan Hickerson
Provide a conduit to broaden students’ horizons via new ideas, novel perspectives and the historical roots and epistemological context of their beliefs; and develop the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to evaluate and work constructively with new ideas. Students may not feel they have the answers to questions they explore, but they will appreciate intellectual inquiry as a central part of their lives. Hence, the ultimate goal is to nurture independent, well-informed, skillful thinkers.
Possess critical-thinking and problem solving skills needed to analyze and evaluate ideas, as they arise within philosophy and also in all areas of intellectual inquiry.
Critically analyze the origins of their own beliefs, values and ideas and those from different cultural and historical contexts.
Know the fundamental theories in the history of philosophy and be able to effectively communicate and discuss philosophical theories as they arise not only within philosophy, but in all areas of intellectual inquiry and develop arguments and think both logically and creatively.