John Uglietta, Chair
Mackinac Hall B3-105
Allendale, Michigan 49401

Christine DeMichieli, Office Coordinator
Email: phidept@gvsu.edu
Tel (616) 331-2114
Fax (616) 331-2601



Welcome to the Philosophy Department

The Department of Philosophy offers both a Major and a Minor in Philosophy. The Department counts 21 full-time faculty members working in a variety of specialties.

The Department's international faculty is made of active scholars who are committed to undergraduate education. They are at Grand Valley to share their expertise in a wide variety of philosophical schools, national traditions, historical periods, and specialized areas of philosophical work.

The curriculum is designed to provide a foundation of solid understanding of the history of philosophy, but also to encourage students to pursue work in their own areas of interest. Formal coursework is only one part of the Philosophy student's education. Since inquiry and study are most fruitful when conducted in a vital community of fellow scholars, the Department is committed to offering a number of excellent learning opportunities that go beyond traditional classroom structures.




Philosophy 2016-2017 Course Offerings of Interest

If you are interested in exploring or, perhaps, majoring in Philosophy, here are some classes you may be interested in taking this academic year.  If you have any questions regarding the courses, please contact the instructor of course via email for more information. course-offerings-spring-su-2016-winter-2017-108.htm



Colloquium Series

All are invited to attend our series of colloquium presentations by GVSU faculty and guests.  Here is the link to Fall 2016 Colloquium Event's Calendar. /cms3/assets/51A319D4-C471-448C-2F6BF09801718462/philosophycolloquiumfall2016.pdf

Please contact Andrew Spear with questions at speara@gvsu.edu.



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