Philosophy Programs

At Gettysburg College, we see philosophy as a part of the well-lived life and as a bridge to all intellectual pursuits. Philosophy is not about memorizing the views of past thinkers, but about confronting the challenges and opportunities of the real world in ways that lead to insight, wisdom, and engagement.

The department offers a major and minor in Philosophy.

Related Program: Peace & justice studies minor

Find out more about our programs, explore the courses offered, and meet our faculty.

Student Profile

Meet Amy Yanbing Yang '17, a mathematics and philosophy double major.

Einstein's Jewish Science- prof's book gets N.Y. Times review

A new book by Gettysburg College philosophy Prof. Steven Gimbel received a front-page review in Aug. 5’s New York Times Sunday Book Review.

Its title drawn from a Nazi epithet, Einstein’s Jewish Science: Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion explores how Talmudic habits of mind may have set the stage for Einstein’s insights. New York Times reviewer George Johnson called the book “original” and Gimbel “an engaging writer.”

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Mahan Great Questions Grants

Provided by Frederick Mahan, Class of 1952, the purpose of the Great Questions Grants is to encourage and assist students of Gettysburg College to reflect deeply on the perennial Great Questions all humans ask about faith and reason, values, meaning, and purpose. It supports interdisciplinary explorations of the connections between faith, values, and life, including education, career, interpersonal relationships, lifestyle, ethics, mortality, truth, and personal and social transformation.

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