The Philosophy Department at West Chester University

About the Department

Almost 2500 years ago, Plato grounded Western philosophy in the study of “the good, the true, and the beautiful.” While ethics, epistemology, and aesthetics have remained fundamental to the field for millennia, philosophy today encompasses subjects the ancient Greeks scarcely dreamed of.

Thus, while the department’s programs are firmly grounded in philosophy’s past, offering courses in the traditional disciplines, there is an equally strong commitment to studies vital to the present day, including environmental, biomedical, and business ethics, feminist theory, conflict resolution, the interface of religion and science, and numerous other topics of contemporary concern.

And though philosophy and religious studies differ somewhat in their methods and aims, they share a common quest for uncommon knowledge. Consequently, the department, with a faculty well-qualified in each field, offers concentrations in both areas.


Contact Info

Philosophy Department
Anderson Hall
Room 108
West Chester, PA 19383

  • Rose Sykes
    Department Secretary
    (610) 436-2841
    Room 108
    rsykes@wcupa.edu

  • Helen Schroepfer
    Chairperson/Interim Graduate Coordinator Spring 2015
    (610) 436-1004
    Room 108A
    hschroepfer@wcupa.edu



108 Anderson Hall  -  West Chester University  -  West Chester, PA 19383  -  610-436-2841