BA in Philosophy: Ethics and Society

By studying Philosophy at Webster, you'll enter a vibrant atmosphere of intellectual inquiry that will engage your mind and make a difference in your life.

The program's aim is to have a positive, transforming affect on our students -- to help you understand yourself with greater insight and to act in the world for the better.

We specialize in philosophies that address everyday existence and its concerns. In addition to traditional courses such as History of Philosophy, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Aesthetics, Epistemology, and Logic, our students particularly enjoy courses such as:

  • Philosophy and Women
  • International Human Rights
  • Pragmatism
  • Philosophy and Film
  • Philosophy of Sex and Love
  • Existentialism
  • Philosophy and Psychoanalysis
  • Environmental Ethics

An exciting aspect of our program is its international component, with human rights courses offered at Webster's Geneva campus and modern philosophy at Webster Vienna. These and other study abroad opportunities are conveniently accessible to all Webster students.

Outside of the classroom, our students edit an annual journal of student work, Sophia, and organize themselves as the Philosophy Club.

Emphasis in Ethics and Society

Students completing the major in Ethics and Society study the ethical issues pertinent to several disciplines, professions, and topics. They acquire a strong grounding in ethical, social, and political philosophy and will have gained experience in identifying and analyzing ethical issues and problems that arise in public life.

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