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The Maples, detail from "Matter and Spirit," by James Linehan, 1988

Located in the historic frame building called The Maples, the Department of Philosophy offers a program of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The major offers students a diverse set of courses, representing the full spectrum of philosophical inquiry. Philosophy is a discipline devoted to rigorous reflection on human nature, culture, and the world. It has a long history, beginning with the Ancient Greeks, that is the foundation of philosophical education. Areas covered in the curriculum include environmental and medical ethics, ethical theory, existentialism, social and political philosophy, logic, phenomenology, feminist philosophy, Hinduism and Buddhism, philosophy of language, aesthetics, philosophy of science, and the history of philosophy. The curriculum is organized so that advanced courses will prepare those students who wish to continue studying philosophy in graduate school.

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Philosophy
5776 The Maples
Orono, ME 04469-5776
Phone: 207-581-3866 | Fax: 207-581-2928
E-mail: Margaret.Forbes@umit.maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1865