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Overview: The mission of the department is to provide a philosophical education appropriate to the Catholic and Jesuit goals of education. This goal is rooted in the basic Catholic belief that all human experience reveals and speaks to the existence and nature of God as well as to the dignity and value of all human beings in themselves and as members of the human community.
Curriculum: The following is a list of some of the special attributes of the Philosophy Department: the faculty members in the Department of Philosophy are internationally recognized; students may participate in the exchange relationship with the University of Frankfurt in Germany; students have the opportunity to get to know other philosophy majors through the Philosophy Club; the Vatican Microfilm Library, located on campus, is the finest resource in the United States for research in medieval and renaissance studies; the Department of Philosophy has an internationally regarded journal, The Modern Schoolman and the Collins Visiting Professorship brings European philosophy professors to Saint Louis University.
Faculty: There are faculty members working in the history of philosophy from antiquity through the present, as well as in most areas of contemporary Analytic and Continental European philosophy. Most recently, the department has gained national and international recognition in medieval philosophy, philosophy of religion, action theory, epistemology, and socio-political philosophy.
Careers: Philosophy graduates are now pursuing careers in such diverse fields as business, government, law and medicine. The study of philosophy is an excellent preparation for any career that puts a premium on clarity, concision and analytic reasoning.