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 Our Courses?
To find out who is teaching our courses as well as other relevant course details, 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. The writing tutor 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 make sure to bring with a copy of your essay and any feedback provided by your professor.
Mark Sitko, the writing tutor, will be present in the Philosophy Department (3308 Boylan Hall) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 1pm. Email Mark to make an appointment or you can walk in during those scheduled hours. For more information, please view the handout.
Spring 2014 Faculty Office Hours
Faculty office hours for this semester have now been posted on the Faculty (Complete Listing) page.
We encourage you to take advantage of instructors' office hours to get additional help, clarify material, or to bring up any other issues of concern that your given instructor can assist you with.
Spring 2014 Faculty Email Addresses
Should you need to contact your instructor via email, please go to our Contact Us page and view the PDF listing each teacher's email address.
Spring 2014 Course Information
To find out who is teaching which courses this semester, room locations, and other relevant course details, please view the Course Information page.
Spring 2014 Registration
To help you decide what courses to enroll in for Spring 2014, we have compiled a list of course descriptions provided by the professors who will be teaching these classes. We hope that this will give you more insight into what will be taught in those classes. If you have further questions about a specific course, we encourage you to contact the instructor directly.
You can find hard copies of course descriptions on a table situated outside our department (3308 Boylan). Electronic versions of these descriptions can be viewed on the Spring 2014 Course Descriptions page.
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
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).
Department Chairperson: Trivedi, Saam
Deputy Chair: Andrew Arlig
Location: 3308 Boylan Hall