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The Department of Philosophy at Washington & Lee University seeks to introduce students to deep and persistent questions of existence, knowledge, and value, to encourage students to examine critically a variety of beliefs, attitudes, and social structures, and to foster creative thoughtfulness and self-reflection.
Philosophy is a fundamental subject matter, and its study equips any student for work in a wide variety of fields. There are currently approximately 50 philosophy majors and minors at W&L. In addition to going to graduate school in philosophy, our majors (and now minors) have gone on to pursue careers in law, education, information technology, banking, advertising, medicine, health sciences, journalism, and the armed forces. For more about our recent graduates, see here.
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- Andrew Seredinski ('14) Wins Goldwater Scholarship
Andrew Seredinski ('14), a triple major in Philosophy, Physics, and Mathematics, with minor in German, has won a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship.
- Spring Term Courses in 2013
The Philosophy Department is offering three courses this Spring Term: PHIL 296 (Art and Authenticity); PHIL 360 (Roe v. Wade and the Abortion Question); PHIL 382: Human Nature and the Human Sciences (Gregory)
- Philosophy Courses Fall 2013
The Philosophy Department is offering a wide range of courses in Fall 2013
- W&L Students In Ethics Bowl
A team of philosophy majors from Washington and Lee University were runners up in the final against Hampton-Sydney College in the VFIC Ethics Bowl.
- Jackie Yarbro Named Winner of the Decade Award
Jackie Yarbro '15 from Suwanee, Ga., has been selected as the winner of this year's Decade Award. The award is given to a rising junior who has shown involvement and leadership at W&L, and has furthered discussions of women's issues on campus and beyond.
- W&L Professor Wins National Endowment for the Humanities Grant
Angela M. Smith, director of the Roger Mudd Center for Ethics and associate professor of philosophy at Washington and Lee University, has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct research this summer.
- Two W&L Juniors Win Goldwater Scholarships
Two Washington and Lee University juniors Kathryn E. Driest, of Davidson, N.C., and Andrew Seredinski, of Flourtown, Pa. have received the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.
- W&L Seniors Alicia Bishop, Scott Diamond Named Generals of the Month for April
Washington and Lee University seniors Alicia Bishop and Scott Diamond were named the Generals of the Month for April.
- Duke Cancelmo Is Final Speaker in W&L's Good Life Series
Richard P. "Duke" Cancelmo Jr., a partner with Bridgeway Capital, will be the final speaker in Washington and Lee's yearlong "Questioning the Good Life" interdisciplinary seminar series on Thursday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons.