William and Mary


The department, through a varied and extensive program of courses, presents students with past and present attempts to think critically and reflectively about fundamental questions of knowledge and value in order that they will be led to examine their own views. The study of philosophical problems in the spirit of free inquiry requires the student to develop and exercise the powers of precise discrimination, creative imagination, logical organization and evaluative judgment.

The Department sponsors an annual colloquium series and a biennial conference. Our colloquium events can be found on the events calendar. Our 2014 conference will be held on Friday, October 3rd, on the topic of The Authority of Tradition. All interested are invited. For further information about the conference and the invited speakers, visit our conference page.

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