“Philosophers have sometimes been accused of dismissing the experiences of the body in favor of living a ‘life of the mind.’”
The Philosophy Department’s newest arrival, Professor Megan Mitchell, brings with her a strong background in feminism.
“[SURE] allows you to take what you’ve learned in the classroom, what you’ve studied for years here, and to really bring it to life.”
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Philosophy Professor, Richard Capobianco has been named one of the best undergraduate teachers according to The Princeton Review and based on feedback by the students he teaches and inspires.
Stonehill’s Philosophy Department is committed to nurturing and cultivating passion in students who have a keen interest in developing their own understanding of being human and of existence. It’s a journey that unfolds in small classes where students and professors often develop friendships that continue long after their time in class together.
In addition to providing them with a solid foundation in the history and central principles of philosophy, the major is designed to provide students with the flexibility to delve into the philosophical questions and issues that intrigue them the most. All philosophy course help students better understand their world in one way or another. Examples include:
- Ethics and the Arts
- Bio-medical Ethics
- Philosophy of Architecture
- Political Philosophy
A Foundation that Enhances Any Career
Students who major in philosophy are able to pursue jobs in a wide variety of fields because they possess a skill that employers covet: the ability to think critically. It’s what philosophers do better than anyone else. The attention given by philosophers to clarity and rigor of thought is unparalleled among the academic disciplines. Our students have gone on to successful careers in:
- Social service
According to payscale.com, those with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy have higher starting salaries than all other liberal arts majors. In addition, a study conducted by the National Institute of Education found that philosophy majors consistently scored higher than nearly all other majors on both the GRE and the LSAT. It also found that philosophy majors tend to score 15% higher than business majors on the GMAT.
Value that Cannot be Measured on a Balance Sheet
In a world that increasingly attempts to commoditize higher education, philosophy reminds us of the value of learning as an end unto itself. By giving students the tools to examine themselves and their world, philosophy, perhaps more than any other discipline, offers enrichment in ways that cannot be measured on a balance sheet.