Philosophical thinking is a foundation of education in the liberal arts. Philosophy enriches thought, imagination, understanding, and experience. By studying philosophy, you’ll confront questions and problems both theoretical and practical about yourself and your relation to the world. The department’s curriculum focuses on interdisciplinary and classical philosophical topics, European philosophy, and the history of philosophy. The ideas and skills you’ll master can lead to graduate studies and careers in almost any discipline and field.


More than 10% of a national leadership program volunteers this year are from Grinnell.

Faulconer Gallery exhibition “Against Reason: Anti/Enlightenment Prints by Callot, Hogarth, Piranesi and Goya,” explores the darker side of the Enlightenment, opens Friday, April 3.