College of Arts and Sciences
Philosophy Department

Philosophy Department


The study of philosophy begins with questions that are as personal as they are universal: What truths can I know? How should I live? Who, or what, am I? Where is my place in the grand scheme of things? To respond fruitfully to such questions requires training in critical habits of mind, learning from the rich traditions and the great minds that have reflected on such questions and engaging in lively discussion with a community of inquirers.

Degrees offered: BA, minor

Philosophy Jobs and Test Scores 


Fall Quarter Course Descriptions

2016-17 Schedule


Scholarly Excellence - Philosophy

Jason, Wirth, PhD: He loves Socrates, Plato, Diogenes, and Nietzsche. He cherishes the philosophies of Asia and indigenous peoples. Philosophy Professor Jason Wirth, a Zen priest, blames the Jesuits for instilling a lifelong passion for philosophy, a passion he instills in his students. Read more here.


News and Events

Seattle University President Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J., announced that Philosophy Professor Dan Dombrowski, PhD, is the 2016-17 recipient of the McGoldrick Fellowship, the most prestigious award conferred by the university upon a member of the faculty. More here.