Courses in the Philosophy department provide students with a background in the history of philosophy, and develop competence in the analysis and evaluation of philosophical problems.


HWS Debate Team Hosts Top Teams in Round Robin

Featuring 16 teams from 10 countries, Professor of Philosophy Eric Barnes Eric Barnes opens the final round of the annual Hobart and William Smith Round Robin debate tournament on Saturday.This spring, the Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Round Robin welcomes the 16 best debate teams to campus for one of the world’s most prestigious international tournaments. From Thursday, April…
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Tackling Climate Change Policy

Philosophy_ClimateInternationally renowned scholar Philip Kitcher, the John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, will examine the defining questions of climate change policy and future risks in his campus lecture…
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Marrapese ’78 Leads Barclay Damon’s Expanding Practice

Marrapese ArthurArthur A. Marrapese ’78 has joined Barclay Damon LLP as a partner in the law firm’s rapidly expanding Employee Benefits Practice. Marrapese leads the group and assists clients with the…
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Lee Publishes on Privacy

Lee_StevenIn the forthcoming book Core Concepts and Contemporary Issues in Privacy, Professor of Philosophy Steven Lee examines “the scope of privacy and its relation to other values” in a chapter…
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Recent Grads Begin Medical, Dental School

Medical_StudentsWith a robust scientific foundation and career guidance through the Health Professions program, recent Hobart and William Smith alums are beginning the next phases of their educations at Columbia, Brown,…
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