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PHILOSOPHY

Study of philosophy and religion as part of a life of energetic inquiry aimed at developing the virtues appropriate to a leader of character.

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The Department of Philosophy strives to develop habits of mind including open-mindedness, critical thinking and a respect for intellectual traditions. We bring expertise in our sub-disciplines, including ethics, logic, philosophy of religion, political philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, aesthetics, philosophy of science and philosophy of law.

Our cadets undertake their study of philosophy and religion as part of a life of energetic inquiry aimed at developing the virtues appropriate to a leader of character. They read and discuss primary texts from ancient times up to the present day.

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Philosophy (Major)

Philosophy (Minor)

Religion Studies (Minor)

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September 19, 2016

‘All I have to do is ask’: Hearing Technology Keeps Philosophy Professor ‘In the Loop’

Lt. Col. Bill Uhl, assistant professor and deputy head of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Philosophy Department, speaks to cadets in class, Sept. 8, 2016. Uhl says the hearing aids and assistive listening technology he uses daily has greatly improved the quality of his life. (U.S. Air Force photo/Darcie Ibidapo) By Lt. Col. Bill Uhl, Philosophy Department / Published September 19, 2016 U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. --In the movie, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” evil Lord Voldemort tries to kill Harry only to find himself flat on his back. “I don’t need your help!” Voldemort growls as he...

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