Philosophy lies at the heart of a liberal arts education. Philosophy at Elon marries an exploration of enduring human concerns with a practical purpose to enhance our lives, our communities and our care for the earth.
Philosophical study at Elon focuses on three sets of skills:
Such skills are valuable for law and leadership, ministry and the helping professions, citizenship and service, and for deepening the quality of our lives. At 40 semester hours, the philosophy major is designed to allow room for a double major or a minor.
At the annual Faculty/Staff Awards Luncheon on May 9, the Elon community honored 12 faculty members who are retiring this year.
Four faculty members and 19 retiring employees were honored May 9 for excellence and service to Elon.
The classic handbook for arguments by Anthony Weston, professor of philosophy, is now out in a new fifth edition from Hackett Publishing Company.
The award is presented for the first time by the American Philosophical Association, the American Association of Philosophy Teachers and the Teaching Philosophy Association.
Oxford University Press has just published the fourth edition of Anthony Weston's widely-used textbook, "A 21st Century Ethical Toolbox."