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The Department of Philosophy provides students with an intellectual foundation from which to examine their own beliefs, academic interests, and personal concerns. The curriculum explores the history of philosophy, examining questions of logic, ethics, and aesthetics—and preparing students for careers as teachers, policy analysts, researchers, editors, curriculum specialists, and writers.
Student research is encouraged through independent study and Honors projects. Recent Honors theses in philosophy include “A Discourse on the Philosophy of Animal Rights,” “Hermann Hesse and Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosophical Exploration,” and a study concerning whether objectivity is possible. The department sponsors the Philosophy Club, and off-campus opportunities are available through study with philosophers from other LVAIC institutions.
Associate Professor; Chair of the Department of Philosophy
EDUCATION: B.A. & M.A., Florida International University; B.A. in Philosophy, Florida International University; M.A. & Ph.D., University of Miami
INTERESTS: Historical: Medieval philosophy and Modern Philosophy. Systematic: Metaphysics, Epistemology, American Pragmatism, Latin American Philosophy and Hispanic/Latino Issues
CAROL J. MOELLER
Associate Professor of Philosophy
EDUCATION: B.A., Oberlin College, M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
INTERESTS: Ethics, philosophy of gender and race, and cultural studies.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
EDUCATION: M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, CA; Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
INTERESTS: Normative Ethics, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Rights, Philosophy of Religion and Medieval Philosophy.