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Philosophy, Minor

Overview

The Philosophy Minor at Pratt introduces classical problems of philosophy and brings them into contemporary contexts. It challenges traditional wisdom with new arguments and considers better models for the future, whilst also studying major thinkers of the past whose influence continues to shape modern thought. Central to the Minor are questions about ethics and politics (How can we live a good life? What is justice? What is power?), knowledge (How are our beliefs justified? Do we know anything at all? How do we perceive the world around us?), and art (What is art? What is beauty? How do we form judgements of taste?). Students shape their own program to satisfy their intellectual curiosity by selecting topics from a generous range of courses such as aesthetics, ethics and social issues, environmental philosophy, existentialism, feminism and gender theory, modern political thought, metaphysics, logic, and others.


Minor Coordinator
Lisabeth During
lduring@pratt.edu
718.203.2059

Academic Requirements