Dr. Hsiang-Yun Chen will join the department on a two-year post-doc fellowship from the Consortium for Faculty Diversity. Welcome Dr. Chen!
Spring 2014: Contemporary Moral Problems (Ciocchetti), Food and Drugs (Ciocchetti), Social and Political Philosophy, TBD (let us know what you want!) (Chen)
Kenneth Aizawa (info)
Charles T. Beaird Professor of Philosophy
A.B., University of Chicago, 1983; M.A., 1988, Ph.D., 1989, University of Pittsburgh.
Christopher Ciocchetti (info)
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department Chair
B.Phil, Cornell College, 1995; M.A., 1997, Ph.D., 2000, University of Kentucky.
About Philosophy at Centenary
Since Socrates, philosophers have earned the reputation of questioning what is widely taken for granted in art, morality, politics, religion, and science. In fact, much of what we take for granted today has been influenced by the philosophical challenges of the past. It is because of philosophy’s long intellectual history and profound contribution to human thought and society that it is one of the essential elements of the liberal arts curriculum.
The Philosophy Department brings the intellectual skills and rigor of this tradition to students through its introductory courses, history of philosophy courses, and courses specifically designed to address the philosophical dimensions of art, politics, religion, and science.
L. Hughes Cox
A.B., Wabash College, 1953; S.T.B., Boston University, 1956; M.A. 1959, Ph.D. 1963, Yale University.