The Department of Philosophy at Washington and 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.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Lenny Enkhbold '17: Ambassador for the Great Outdoors
Last year, Lenny Enkhbold, a rising junior at Washington and Lee University, was selected as one of 13 founding members of the Merrell College Ambassadors. His charge was to develop and implement a semester-long strategy to engage campuses and communities in outdoor recreation. With the $1,000 that Merrell provided to W&L's Outing Club, Lenny created a Merrell nature scholarship.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Professor Susan James to Lecture on Freedom and Nature as Part of W&L's Ethics of Citizenship Series
Susan James, professor of philosophy at Birkbeck College in London, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on April 7 at 5 p.m. in Huntley Hall 221.
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Matthew Talbert to Keynote 2016 Mudd Undergraduate Ethics Conference
The 2016 Mudd Undergraduate Ethics Conference, with keynote address by Matthew Talbert, associate professor of philosophy, West Virginia University (WVU), will be March 5 from 12:454:10 p.m. and March 6 from 9 a.m.12:10 p.m. in the Hillel House, room 101.