Find the meaning of life at Brooklyn College.
You constantly ponder life's greatest questions: What is our place in the universe? How does one determine good versus bad? Where did it all begin, and what is reality anyway? The Department of Philosophy can give you the tools to try to sort it all out. You will improve your reasoning, analytic and judgment skills, and you'll enhance your ability to develop and defend positions. Your philosophy courses will do more than just help you understand what it's all about; they'll prepare you for a wide range of careers — in law, business, finance, management and technology — by cultivating your abilities to think critically and creatively about complex problems, and to express yourself with confidence and clarity.
Who is Teaching Courses?
To find out who is teaching our courses, please view the Course Information page located under the "Current and Recent Course Offerings" tab.
Need Help Writing Your Paper?
The Philosophy Writing Tutor is available to help you develop your writing skills and revise your essay assignments. He can assist you with grammar, syntax, spelling, outlining, organization, structure, thesis statement development, proper citation, reference, proofreading, revision, annotation, note-taking, active reading and research skills. Please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment, or stop in during his regularly scheduled hours. Make sure to bring a copy of your essay and any feedback given by your professor.
Open House for Advising
The Philosophy Department will be holding its Open House for Advising on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 12:15 to 2:15pm in Room 3308 Boylan Hall. Meet with faculty and all departmental advisors. Find out information pertaining to the courses we will be offering for Spring 2014. For more information, please check out the flyer.
Philosophy of The City Conference
From ancient Athens to 21st century Brooklyn! More than 30 presenters from across the US and the world will come to Brooklyn College to debate and discuss the unique relationship between philosophical investigations and urban life. Topics include immigration and exile; climate change, animal rights, and economic development; and democracy, inequality, and public life. For more info and to register go to www.philosophyofthecity.org.
CORC 1210 is Now PHIL 2101
Looking to register for CORC 1210? It has been renamed: it is now PHIL 2101. There are many sections with open seats. Call the department if you have any questions.
Major and Minor Checklists are Now Online.
To help track your progress towards completing your major and/or minor, you can download a checklist from our website by going to the Checklists for Majors & Minors page (under the Advising tab).
General Advice About Applying to Philosophy M.A. and Ph.D. Programs
Please view our Graduate School Information page (under the Advising tab).