Department of Philosophy

Philosophy student
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The Department of Philosophy pursues questions in every dimension of human life. Its techniques apply to problems in any field of study or endeavor.

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Department Chair

Glenn Rawson

Jeffrey W. Farland
Higher Education Administration Assistant II

The B.A. in philosophy provides a general background in the historical, logical, analytical and normative perspectives from which fundamental questions concerning mankind and its predicament in the cosmos can be considered. Emphasis is on developing skills and attitudes attendant to critical thinking, including conceptual analysis, logical argumentation, precise articulation of ideas and a humane receptivity to the ideas of others. This program is tailored to the pre-professional needs of each student.​


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Rhode Island College is an exclusive member of the Common Application. All students applying for undergraduate admission must complete the Common Application​. This includes freshmen, transfers, second degree students, readmits and international applicants.

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