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Philosophy Program Overview

Studying Philosophy means participating in the traditions of inquiry concerned with fundamental questions about the world, our knowledge of the world, and how we should live. More colloquially, philosophers think hard about matters that matter.

In addition to the goods inherent to practicing philosophy, philosophy can also boost your skills in related disciplines, such as math and English.

At Tarleton, philosophy courses can satisfy the Language, Philosophy, and Culture and Social and Behavioral Sciences components of the core curriculum. Philosophy courses are also key parts of other majors, such as political science, communications, and psychology. A minor in philosophy could be a fruitful complement to almost any major.

Faculty

Philosophy Faculty
Name Title Education Expertise Office Phone
Dr. Karl Aho Assistant Professor Ph.D., Baylor University Ethics, History of Philosophy, Kierkegaard O.A. Grant Building, Room 339 254-968-9022
Dr. Craig Clifford Professor Ph.D., SUNY - Buffalo Ancient Philosophy, 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Sport Honors Hall, Room 1243 254-968-1887
Dr. Matthew Hallgarth Associate Professor Ph.D., University of Florida Military Ethics, Political Philosophy, and World Religions O.A. Grant Building, Room 359 254-968-9029