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Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy offers a program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts. The program provides the opportunity for examining major philosophers and areas from ancient times to the present. Students are able to learn about the field, and receive strong training in analytical and writing skills. The flexible structure of the program also enables each student to focus on his or her particular area of interest. In addition to courses available in the history of Ancient and Modern Philosophy, there are courses in Ethics, Logic, Philosophy of Religion, Political Philosophy, Theory of Knowledge, Contemporary Philosophy, and Existentialism. Students have the option of taking the Philosophy Major, the Minor in Ethics and Applied Ethics, or the Pre-Law Emphasis.

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Our faculty conduct internationally recognized research and innovative, technologically-enhanced instruction. Grounded in practical experience but exploring the frontiers of their disciplines, they are models of academic excellence.

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Philosophy Essay Competition

The Department of Philosophy invites Seton Hall undergraduate students from all majors to submit participate in our annual Philosophy Essay Competition. The best essay that addresses some area of philosophical concern is awarded a substantial cash prize. Submissions are due towards the end of each spring semester. Announcements will be posted as the deadline nears. Please contact the Department Chair for more information.

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