Philosophy at Stevens

The Program in Philosophy at Stevens provides the opportunity to explore all the traditional fields of philosophy with the unique advantage of doing so at an institution renowned for advances in science and engineering. That means students are not only able to understand the impact of technological innovation on those perennial questions at the heart of philosophical inquiry, but equally important, can apply philosophical analysis to practical and societal issues.

WHY STUDY PHILOSOPHY AT STEVENS

Working within a technological university allows our faculty and students not only to critically assess the social ramifications of new technology, but also to help develop and refine such innovations to make them more sustainable. Philosophy classes at Stevens offer inspiring reflection and analysis of real-world scenarios that teach students, together with scholars in the related fields, to apply ethical perspectives to the practical world and to learn about the foundations of policy-making.

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A PHILOSOPHY DEGREE

A major or minor in philosophy is especially useful for students considering medical school or law school, or any post-graduate study that requires critical thinking and analytic skills. Moreover, our emphasis on applied ethics - whether it be bio-ethics, legal ethics, environmental ethics, or computer ethics - provides an opportunity to consider the more far-ranging implications of your chosen field of study, not to mention a more conscientious performance in the workplace.

OUR FACULTY

Our philosophy program is made up of a widely published faculty with a variety of interests and areas of focus.  Some of our areas of research interests include the laws of biological design; ethics and bioethics; philosophy of science; philosophy of quantum physics; the philosophy of literature; and the philosophy of education.

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SIGNATURE COURSES

  • Ethical Issues in Science and Technology
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Biology
  • Philosophical Issues of Quantum Theory
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Environmental Policy

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