What makes an action morally right or wrong? What is free will, and do we possess it? What is the nature of knowledge? What is the relation between the mind and the body? What makes a political system just? Does God exist?
If you have ever pondered these questions, join the Department of Philosophy. With a dozen faculty and more than 100 students, the department is one of strongest disciplines at Colgate. Because of its size, the department is able to offer a wide range of courses that cover the breadth of the discipline and its historical roots.
Students and AlumniNews and stories about outstanding philosophy students and alumni
Faculty ResearchMajor publications by philosophy department faculty members
Talks and EventsColloquia and conferences sponsored by the philosophy department
Chair: Jason Kawall
Administrative Department Coordinator: Becca Smith
Office: 104 Hascall Hall