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Professors' articles accepted for publication
Jan 17 2013
NAUCRP - Call for Papers
Sep 24 2012
“How Catholic Social Teaching can Cure American politics” to be presented at Saint Francis
Mar 2 2012
Saint Francis University professor publishes book
Feb 27 2012
Celebration of Black History Month: Reading of Southern Civil Religions
Feb 16 2012
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North American Undergraduate Conference in Religion and Philosophy
Mar 22 2013
Burning Crosses in Pennsylvania: The Lilly Klan Riot of 1924 and the Forging of American Nativism
Dec 4 2012
Ethical issues in the 2012 presidential election
Nov 1 2012
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Philosophers study everything. Philosophy is a critical approach to all subjects, a comprehensive vision within which all other subjects are contained. To be critical means to examine carefully and cautiously and to be willing to change one's own beliefs. "Philosophy", from the Greek Aphilein and Asophia, "is the Alove of wisdom."
Philosophers examine critically the most important questions in life: Does God exist? What is the meaning of life? What is truth? What is just? What should we think about the "tough" moral questions or abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment and animal welfare?
We challenge our philosophy students to REACH HIGHER...
Our philosophy faculty has special expertise in discussions of the ethical issues in health care, business and public policy. We have specialties in philosophy of law, science, existentialism, American philosophy and symbolic logic as well as the logic of ordinary language.
Because of its special connection with the Religious Studies Program at Saint Francis University, and because of its Franciscan heritage, the Philosophy Program is a good place to study issues of peace and justice as well as the ethical issues of the environment.
Because we honor Saint Francis of Assisi, these studies emphasize simplicity not technicalities. We respect faith while keeping an honest, humble, and humorous attitude toward the limitations of our minds. We maintain a positive vision of human nature, a profound respect for the background and destiny of each person and the respect for all living things which Saint Francis of Assisi taught us.
Increasingly, business and industry are seeking thoughtful generalists who can analyze and reason. Philosophy graduates often go to various graduate programs or enter administrative or management training programs for careers in government or industry.
Look at the wide variety of occupations Philosophy Majors have accepted:
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