Chairperson: Corinne Bloch-Mullins,Ph.D.
Department of Philosophy website
The Marquette Philosophy department is a community of teachers and scholars who aim to enable students in all disciplines by developing interpretive, critical, analytical and communicative skills. We encourage personal, intellectual and moral development, cultural literacy and offer frameworks to deal with the complexities of life in the twenty-first century.
Philosophy is an investigation of the enduring questions facing humanity: What is the human being? How ought we to live? What is our relationship to the world around us and the transcendent? Philosophy also encourages students to be reflective. It asks students to critically evaluate their personal beliefs about self, communities and the world at large in light of varied intellectual traditions.
In addition to its role in the Marquette Core Curriculum, the department offers a major with interest areas in the History of Philosophy; Social, Political and Legal Philosophy; Ethics and Values; and Philosophy of Science and Mind. The critical thinking and writing skills developed in the major are applicable to any subject matter and in any context. They are sought after by employers in many fields and help to explain why philosophy majors on average obtain the highest overall scores on the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) and Graduate Record Exam (GRE) exams, and are able to find careers in many different fields.