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
Hilary Landfried '13 discusses her Philosophy major and study abroad experiences.
Cisneros was an assistant professor of philosophy at Allegheny College for one year before coming to Gettysburg. Her research is at the intersection of Feminist and Critical Race Theory, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, and Latin American Philosophy. Her book project draws from these areas to suggest a new approach to political and ethical questions surrounding immigration. She is also working on a project on prisons and imprisonment that examines philosophical and political implications of mass incarceration in the U.S.
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.