Philosophy

The philosophy major at Saint Michael's College is designed to ask the most important questions of the human heart. Unlike other programs that are founded primarily on logic and proofs, the curriculum at Saint Michael’s is based on reading and discussion of classic and contemporary literature, geared toward contesting stereotypes and inspiring you and your classmates to ask questions of yourselves and your world. Those questions might include: “What if anything gives meaning to our existence?” “Do we have a spiritual dimension; and if so, what does that mean?” and “How can I determine what should be my personal morality; and can it be both personal and objective?” By inspiring you and your fellows to ask such questions, our objective is to help you develop your mind and broaden your thinking - an essential component of a truly liberal education.