The study of philosophy begins with questions that are as personal as they are universal: What can I know? How should I live? Who am I? What am I? How am I connected to the world around me?
As a student, you are invited into a community of inquirers to reflect on fundamental questions of human existence through engaging with Philosophy’s diverse traditions and major thinkers. Philosophy students learn to think critically about the world, to call into question biases and unwarranted assumptions, and to pursue an “examined life.”
Seattle University Ethics Bowl team finishes #6 in the nation.
Three of the Fulbright Scholarships awarded this year went to Philosophy majors or minors.
One of the longtime members of the Philosophy Department, Fr. James Reichmann, passed away in July. Fr. Reichmann taught at the university from 1957 until his full retirement in 2013. Dr. James Risser gave an eloquent eulogy. Fr. Reichmann memorium
How the Good Place taught moral philosophy to its characters - and its creators.