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  1. Making perfect espresso is a simple, exacting business.

    Incoming Philosophy MA Student, Tim Put, a student of philosophy and woodworking uses his skills to create an ergonomic espresso tamper.

  2. URI Research Stipend Award

    Undergraduate Researcher Stipend Awarded to Thomas Mathieu, Philosophy Major

  3. Teaching Award Recipients

    Faculty of Arts Graduate Student Teaching Award given to 2 Department Grads

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Course descriptions 2015–2016 (topics courses, full course list is on Beartracks)


Philosophy is the critical study of ideas, experiences, and institutions. Whether your inclinations are those of the mathematician, the poet, the scholar, or the activist, there is certain to be an area of philosophy that will pique your interest. Unlike many other fields, in which the memorization of facts or the inculcation of received theories figures prominently, philosophy is devoted to free inquiry, and originality and creativity as well as the ability to express oneself clearly and to argue convincingly are valued. For this reason, the Philosophy major, and the study of philosophy generally, offer preparation for a variety of careers.