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PhilosophyDepartment

philosophy.vassar.edu

Courses give students an understanding of major traditions in philosophy (ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, continental and analytic) while developing an ability for independent criticism and argumentation. Fundamental questions concerning the nature of knowledge, of existence, and of goodness are brought to bear on contemporary issues in politics, personal identity, language, and the arts. The senior thesis is an opportunity to pursue a special area of interest. Options include the major and several correlate sequences.