"I think if you asked the faculty the question 'What is Philosophy?' you may get a few different answers," says Dr. Lois Eveleth, chairwoman of the Department of Philosophy. "But I think that's one of the strengths of our department."
Whether it's analyzing the "working philosophers" of American history with Eveleth, looking at science fiction writers and their view of the big questions in the future with Dr. Craig Condella, or breaking down contemporary issues through studying Islamic philosophers with Dr. Khalil Habib, students learn that approaching the main question from different perspectives can help shape their answer.
"If anything, philosophy is more about raising questions than it is settling them," Habib adds. "Most of the philosophers that I have read that have claimed to have settled the question 'What is philosophy?' have somehow been tied up in a knot and refuted later."