Welcome to the Department of Philosophy!
Back row: Frank Fleckenstein, Cynthia Zirlott, Skott Brill, Edward Chapman, Michael Mathias, and Gene Gall.
Front row: Jean-Marie Makang, Shoshana Brassfield, and Jo Ann Circosta. Not pictured: Mary Ann Chapman.
What Is Philosophy?
The word ‘philosophy’ literally translates to ‘love of wisdom.’ When you study philosophy you will pursue wisdom through reasoning and critical reflection about the most fundamental principles, concepts, and presuppositions that underlie our understanding of the world and the way we live our lives. The philosophy program provides an opportunity to engage in disciplined reflection about matters that concern every human being—ourselves, our world, our interaction with one another—and therefore is both intellectually stimulating and personally enriching. In addition to the intellectual and personal values embodied in the study of philosophy, students acquire critical thinking skills, communication skills, and awareness of values, that are applicable to other academic areas and readily transferable to non-academic careers.
Ms. Shelley Drees,
109 Dunkle Hall
Dr. Jean-Marie Makang, Department Chair
111 Dunkle Hall
Department of Philosophy
101 Braddock Rd.
Frostburg, Maryland 21532-2303
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