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.
The grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities will support a two-week institute directed by Professor Ann J. Cahill in the department of philosophy.
Professor Yoram Lubling co-authored "Peace in Motion: John Dewey and the Aesthetics of Well-Being" as a way of applying ideas from the 20th century philosopher to how public policy is crafted today.
Elon senior Claire Lockard used the Lumen Prize, the university’s top award for undergraduate research and creative achievement, to reconceptualize what is meant by "identity" and reimagine the possibilities for diversity on college campuses.
Weston to keynote state water conference
Elon senior Helen Meskhidze, a recent finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, is using the university’s top prize for undergraduate research and creative achievement to help astrophysicists study galaxies that create stars at rates far greater than average.