The philosophy major at Nazareth College is not simply about asking life's big questions. It is rigorous and intensive training for the mind, requiring an unflinching spirit of inquiry and the highest order of intellectual discipline.
Our program focuses on the history of philosophy ranging from the Ancient Greeks to the 21st century feminists. Students will read a variety of authors and their works—from Plato to Emerson, Aquinas to Heidegger, and Kant to Nietzsche. The philosophy degree program is unique in that students have the opportunity to study abroad—Nazareth offers a wide variety of international study abroad programs in Germany, Hungary, and elsewhere.
Some of our students go on to pursue graduate studies and careers in academia, either in philosophy or a related field. Philosophy also provides the skills and breadth of knowledge required for a wide range of professions.
Education: B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., Boston College; Ph.D., Boston College
Teaching and Research Interests: Exploring the nature of the human being through a philosophical analysis of the concept of life. In particular, the problem of language, the role it plays in human life, and how language relates to the structure of the human being.
Fulbright Award recipient
As a Fulbright winner, Liam taught English in South Korea and used his experience on the Nazareth soccer team to work in community outreach involving athletics. He went on to Tufts University for a graduate degree in law and diplomacy and a one-year fellowship at AMANDLA Edufootball in Cape Town, South Africa, using sport to teach life skills to children in communities ravaged by gang violence and drug/alcohol abuse.
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