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Philosophy Department 

Philosophy is the pursuit of truth. As a discipline, it relies on careful reasoning to investigate the great questions of existence: Does God exist? What is human nature? What can I know? How should I live my life? Our modern scientific age has provided knowledge leading to technological advancements which have elevated social conditions, but it is doubtful this enough for a flourishing society.  In studying the great ideas and thinkers of history, the student’s mind is stretched and nourished, able to think more clearly and to see problems in a new light. Philosophy is valuable in its own right, but it can also provide a foundation for careers in teaching, legal studies, professional writing and journalism.

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"Let no one delay the study of philosophy while young nor weary of it when old."



Bertrand Russell

"If all men were well off, if poverty and disease had been reduced to their lowest possible point, there would still remain much to be done to produce a valuable society; and even in the existing world the goods of the mind are at least as important as the goods of the body.  It is exclusively among the goods of the mind that the value of philosophy is to be found..."

Bertrand Russell

Our Professors

Name Position
Andrea Diem, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Doctorate from UCSB
Samuel Wolde-Yohannes, Ph.D.
Co-Chair, Doctorate from University of Rome
David Lane, Ph.D.
Professor, Doctorate from UCSD
Charles McGruder, Ph.D.
Professor, Doctorate from Claremont Graduate School

Full-time Faculty Contact Information

Philosophy Department

8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Building 26B-2551
(909) 274-7500
Andrea Diem