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Philosophy Department

Welcome to the Philosophy Department's web page.  We are located in Tillinghast Hall on the BSU campus.  Use this web page to find out about our faculty members, about philosophy in general, and about our programs.
Philosophy offers the opportunity for careful consideration of the fundamental questions of life.  More practically, the study of philosophy prepares graduates for a variety of careers. Are you considering pre-law? Nationwide, philosophy majors do better than anyone else on the LSAT. Planning on an MBA? Philosophy majors outperform business majors on the GMAT.  Whether you are interested in rigorous yet flexible career preparation, or thoughtful analysis about reality, truth, meaning, and justice, philosophy has something for you.  Please use this web page as a resource for learning more about what we have to offer you!
Philosophy majors sometimes pursue graduate study of philosophy and become academics, but more often they go into law, medicine, business, journalism, public policy, or government.

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Our Faculty:

Please feel free to consult any faculty member if you have questions about what philosophy is, what we do, or what we can do for you.
  • Dr. Laura McAlinden (chair)
  • Dr. Matthew Dasti
  • Dr. William J. Devlin
  • Dr. Robert Fitzgibbons (Emeritus)
  • Dr. Ed James (Emeritus)
  • Dr. Gal Kober
  • Dr. James Pearson
  • Dr. Steven Sanders (Emeritus)
  • Dr. Aeon J. Skoble
  • Dr. Catherine Womack
  • Adjunct faculty
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News and Upcoming Events

* Fall 2018 course descriptions​ are now posted.  See what we have to offer!  Advising begins April 2nd.
*Check out upcoming departmental colloquiua.
*BSU now offers an interdisciplinary minor in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). 
*BSU now offers an interdisciplinary minor in Classical Studies.  See Prof. Kalish for details.

Contact Information

Department of Philosophy
Bridgewater State University
Tillinghast Hall, Room 337
45 School Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325
tel: 508.531.1379
fax: 508.531.1781
Administrative Assistant:
Virginia Smith