Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

Mission Statement

The study of philosophy provides an essential ingredient in any serious undergraduate liberal arts education; and a liberal arts education is the indispensable feature of any high quality professional curriculum, as it is in the business degree program at Baruch. This is, in effect, what distinguishes education from technical training alone.

The primary mission of the philosophy department is to provide some of the foundations of such a liberal arts education: to teach students to think and to write clearly; to read carefully and critically; to reason effectively and systematically; and to reflect on major questions concerning moral values and the good life, or on the nature of knowledge and belief, or on existential questions concerning the nature of persons and minds, and of the world we live in as physical, environmental, and social reality.

The City University of New York