Philosophy Department

The word philosophy literally means "Love of Wisdom". It is this love and wonder that elicits new ideas that can have a profound impact on humanity.
Welcome to the Philosophy Department
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The Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHS) offers a program that leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy.

The study of Philosophy is the reasoned pursuit of fundamental truths. It is a systematic investigation of the key assumptions that underlie our thinking and which often are taken for granted.

Much of what is learned in Philosophy can be applied to virtually any endeavor. This is both because philosophy touches upon so many subjects, and especially because many of its methods and forms of analysis are applicable in any field.

 

News & Events

Frantz Fannon's Philosophy of Resistance with Kathleen Wininger, Episode 150121 - The Soapbox
Movie & Popcorn flyer
TO ALL Philosophy MAJORS/MINORS AND LSH MAJORS Movie Night Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind DATE: April 9th, Thursday TIME: 7:00 PM PLACE: Luther Bonny Auditorium/Talbot Hall There will be popcorn and an informal discussion about the movie and fall semester course offerings following the movie.
Flyer of The Stuart Hall Project documentary
The Stuart Hall Project is a documentary told through the ideas of Stuart Hall and heard through the sonic landscape of the music of Miles Davis.

World Philosophy Day: Why in the World is Philosophy Needed?

usm University of Maine World Philosophy Day Study Philosophy

The idea that we need to take time out of this hurry-scurry, high-tech world to think deeply and philosophically about the serious issues facing all of us is a concept gaining more and more prominence among many people. USM Philosophy student Adam Hanson discusses why he thinks Philosophy should be studied.

WORLD PHILOSOPHY DAY: WHY IN THE WORLD IS PHILOSOPHY NEEDED?

usm University of Maine World Philosophy Day Study Philosophy

USM Philosophy student Jamie Barilone discusses why she thinks studying Philosophy is so important.