We are the Department of Philosophy and Religion

We engage in critical thinking about fundamental questions.

We seek wisdom for a changing world, we learn from those with whom we disagree, and we think outside the box.

We celebrate diversity and encourage ethical citizenship in a global society.

We cultivate intellectual skills for productive careers in a variety of fields.

We believe that learning how to think is more important than learning what to think.

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Philosophy is the study of fundamental questions such as: Is there objective truth, or is everything just relative? Do we have free will? Is the mind or soul more than the brain? Is morality a matter of opinion? Philosophers examine such questions systematically and critically. Studying philosophy is a great way to develop marketable skills in critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and effective writing.

The study of Religion examines ideas through which cultures explore the meaning of life and phenomena which societies consider sacred, such as narratives, rituals, and institutional practices.  Its analysis includes historical, anthropological, sociological, and textual approaches.  It regards religion as an integral component of human societies, whose study is essential to a balanced education.

​​Department of Philosophy and Religion
​​Anspach Hall 288
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
FAX 989-774-2830

Chairperson: Andrew Blom

Religion Area Coordinator: Kelly Murphy

Executive Secretary: Jamie Fockler

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