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Philosophy

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Philosophy

The philosophy BA is for people who are not satisfied with surface answers, but want to think deeply about our most fundamental beliefs, questioning what is real, what we can know, and how we should live. Philosophy majors study what the great thinkers of the past have said and what it means to think through the issues, coming to conclusions of your own and using logical arguments to support those conclusions.

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What Will I Learn?

  • To recognize questionable assumptions
  • To develop your ideas clearly and precisely
  • To distinguish between good and bad reasons
  • To provide reasoned support for your views
  • To understand things from multiple points of view

Philosophy and Religion Forum

Made possible through generous support from the Mississippi Humanities Council, Philosophy and Religion Forum is a dynamic lecture series where people gather to hear the wisdom of leading scholars on the variety of philosophical and religion topics.

All events are free and open to the public!

Faculty Feature: Paula Smithka, Associate Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Paula Smithka co-edited Doctor Who and Philosophy (2010) and More Doctor Who and Philosophy: Regeneration Time (2015), as part of Open Court Press’ Popular Culture and Philosophy series. The books address philosophical issues in the longest-running science fiction show in history, the British series Doctor Who. Dr. Smithka specializes in philosophy of science and developed an exciting elective course, PHI 317: Philosophy through Science Fiction.

 

 

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Philosophy (Pre-Law) BAHattiesburg
Philosophy BAHattiesburg, Online 100%
Philosophy Minor

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  • Brad Champine, 2012 
    Philosophy BA, Assistant District Attorney, Shelby County, Memphis, TN
  • Michael Dodge, 2005 
    Philosophy BA, Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Space Studies, John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
  • James Ewing, 2009
    Philosophy BA, Co-founder and CEO of Valet Energy
  • Georgia Rea Rainer, 2013 
    Philosophy BA, Graduate Student of Philosophy, Florida State University
  • Ilena Jimenez, 2017 
    Philosophy BA, Law Student, University of Colorado Law School
  • Gary Kertis, 2004
    Philosophy BA, Tech Account Manager, PubMatic, New York, NY