Philosophy Department


Spring 2014: Introduction to Philosophy (Chen), Food and Drugs (Ciocchetti), Social and Political Philosophy (Ciocchetti)

Fall 2014: Contemporary Moral Problems (Ciocchetti), Plato and Aristotle (Ciocchetti) | The Enlightenment (Chen)

Spring 2015: Introduction to Philosophy (Chen), Ethics (Ciocchetti), Social and Political Philosophy (Ciocchetti)


Hsiang-Yun Chen (info)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Consortium for Faculty Diversity
B.A. National Taiwan University, 2002; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2012

Christopher Ciocchetti (info)
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department Chair
B.Phil, Cornell College, 1995; Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2000.

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.

Emeritus Faculty

L. Hughes Cox
Professor Emeritus
A.B., Wabash College, 1953; S.T.B., Boston University, 1956; M.A. 1959, Ph.D. 1963, Yale University.

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