Welcome to the Philosophy Department

Every human being seeks answers to life’s most basic questions—questions regarding the nature of knowledge, truth, rationality, language, being, transcendence, God, faith, beauty, the good, justice, humanity, friendship, love, sexuality, identity, power, authenticity, and so on. Reflection on such questions remains the core of the study of philosophy.


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Our Alumni: Where are they now?

Where Our Graduates Have Worked

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Our Faculty

New Joint M.A. in Philosophy and Theology

If you have questions and interests that lead you into both philosophy and theology, or would like to deepen your understanding of each field by opening it to the other, you might consider pursuing a M.A. in Philosophy and Theology at Boston College.

More About the Joint M.A.