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Philosophy explores fundamental questions of existence, knowledge, meaning, and value. It also hones skills that are of crucial importance in a wide range of careers. With its emphasis on challenging questions, careful analysis, rigorous argumentation and creative problem solving, philosophy enriches the mind and makes a great major, second major, or minor.

Beyond the Classroom

Students have a wide array of opportunities for research, internships, conferences, and networking beyond the classroom that give them an advantage to prepare for life after W&J.

Research and Internships

  • Phi Sigma Tau (national honor society)
  • Undergraduate and professional philosophy conferences
  • Undergraduate philosophy journals
  • Summer programs in philosophy at prestigious national universities


  • Law
  • Business
  • Journalism
  • Medicine
  • Social Work

Philosophy Faculty

Gregg Osborne, Ph.D. portrait

Program Chair

Gregg Osborne, Ph.D.

Office: OM 406C Degrees: Ph.D. University of Chicago; B.A. Macalester College Areas of Study Gregg Osborne is an associate professor iin the Department of Philosophy. His research is concerned mainly with Kant and the history of modern philosophy. His teaching interests include ancient, medieval, modern and 19th century philosophy, moral philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology and philosophy…


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Philosophy Program Sheet

Version: 2019