We are the Department of Philosophy and Religion
We engage in
critical thinking about
wisdom for a changing world, we
learn from those with whom we disagree, and we think
outside the box.
diversity and encourage ethical citizenship in a
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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is the study of fundamental questions about reality, knowledge, and value. In the western world such study began when the Greeks first established inquiry independent of certain creeds. Philosophy develops the critical and analytical ability required for understanding the complexities involved in the analysis and solution of problems.
The study of
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 48849
989-774-3444 and 989-774-3793
Chairperson: Guy Newland
Philosophy Area Coordinator:
Executive Secretary: Betty Lewis
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