Philosophy

Philosophy, literally the "love of wisdom," leads us to ask questions about ourselves, our world and what may lie beyond. In pursuing these questions, students enhance their abilities in analysis, self-reflection, argumentation and communication. Students of philosophy have many options after graduation; philosophy is excellent training for careers in law, politics and business.

Professor Nancy Williams

Meet Dr. Nancy Williams

Williams, associate professor of philosophy, specializes in feminist philosophy and ethical theory, with particular focus on animal rights and food ethics. Reflecting these interests, her January Interim courses have included literary criticisms of human-animal relations and vegetarian cooking. Williams enjoys a range of outdoor activities, including road biking, hiking and cross-country travel in a recreational vehicle.

Graduate Becca Brown

Meet Becca Brown '15

Brown, Wofford Class of 2015, majored in philosophy and economics and served as chair of the Wofford Honor Council. She attended graduate school at Wake Forest University School of Business. She says she was "hooked" after her first philosophy class. “My philosophy major gave me superb critical thinking skills and the ability to see all sides of an argument and to articulate my own arguments.”

IN ADDITION TO BECOMING ATTORNEYS, PHYSICIANS OR PROFESSORS, PHILOSOPHY MAJORS HAVE GONE ON TO BE:

Associate in a public relations agency

Office manager of a New York City design firm

Voice-over professional

Manager in the music industry

Founder and owner of a start-up rum distillery

Arena pro football championship player

Environmental lobbyist

Director in a university development office

Motivational speaker

PHILOSOPHY STUDENTS HAVE COMPLETED POSTGRADUATE STUDIES AT:

Charleston School of Law

Charlotte School of Law

Duke Divinity School

Elon University

Mississippi State University

Savannah School of Art and Design

University of Houston

University of Oklahoma School of Law

University of South Carolina School of Law

Vanderbilt University