Welcome to the
Philosophy and Religion section of the
Department of Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion at
Southeast Missouri State University.
Philosophy -- from the Greek for "the love of wisdom" -- is the
critical examination of the most fundamental questions humans ask:
What is the nature of reality? How should people treat one another?
Why do we value what we value? What is knowledge and how do we know
whether we have it? How do we decide between competing theories on
such issues? These questions, and others like them, are basic
to serious study in any field. While everyone has beliefs about
these matters, the goal of philosophy is to help students improve
their consideration of issues by examining the reasons they and
others have for thinking as they do.
The Department is located in Carnahan Hall 211 on the second floor
of the Carnahan Building on the Southeast
Missouri State Campus. Our address is:
Department of Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion,
Carnahan 211, Mail Stop 2920
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701-4799
Department Telephone 573.651.2183
Department FAX 573.651.2695
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State University further reserves the right to modify or change any
academic program subject to any limitation imposed by state law.