Welcome to the Philosophy Department

The study of philosophy explores the fascinating range of theories and worldviews that have been offered in humankind's attempt to comprehend reality. Majoring in philosophy is a good choice for many students, but especially those planning on advanced careers in business or those pursuing graduate work in the humanities or law. Many students even find it worthwhile to double major in philosophy and another field, such Philosophy and Biology as preparation for medical school.

Courses at Fort Lewis College provides a strong grounding in the history of philosophy, while acquainting students with contemporary theories and approaches in all four major areas of philosophy: metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and logic.

Philosophy classes here at Fort Lewis College encourage lively debate among students and professors over issues most central to our lives. The Philosophy Club sponsors numerous receptions, talks, and events. We also offer exciting off-campus experiences to students interested in combining philosophy with adventurous trips abroad.

Our small classes mean you get an individualized education from our expert faculty. Because our faculty focus on teaching, they work closely with their students, taking pride in keeping their office doors open, being involved in their students' progress, and tailoring their assistance to each learner's needs.  To learn more about our department, feel free to browse the website or download our brochure (PDF). If there is anything that we can do to help, please let us know.

Philosophy Club Schedule

All meetings are on Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Senate Chambers in the Student Union Building.

  • 01/27 - Dr. Sarah Roberts-Cady (Philosophy, FLC), "What's unjust about the gender pay gap?"
  • 02/10 - Caleb Ontiveros, FLC Philosophy graduate; Notre Dame graduate school
  • 02/24 - Steve Meyers (English, FLC) and Dugald Owen (Philosophy, FLC)
  • 03/09 - Student presentation
  • 04/01 - Fake News panel event (time TBA)
  • 04/13 - Dr. Allen Thompson, Philosophy, Oregon State University (time TBA)