Tammy Nyden, Associate Professor of Philosophy, teaches a class in Steiner Hall

Philosophy Department

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.

Department News

Writers@Grinnell: Adrienne Celt ’06

Award winning author, comic artist, and alum, Adrienne Celt '06, begins the 2018-2019 Writers@Grinnell series.

Alum Returns to Discuss Kant, Dog-Whistle Politics & the History of Concepts

Prof. Michael Olson ’03, Macquarie University, Sydney, returns to campus on Feb. 8, 2018.

Four Futures: Life After Capitalism

Peter Frase imagines how a post-capitalist world might look deploying the tools of both social science and speculative fiction.
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Department Information

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Steiner Hall
1120 Park St
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States