Philosophy

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UNH philosophy majors acquire the ability to think systematically and imaginatively about fundamental and enduring issues such as morality, justice, happiness, beauty, gender, race, nature, artificial intelligence, space, time, and the meaning of life and death. Our internationally-renowned professors emphasize discussion, debate and writing in our courses. Wrestling with the “big questions” from diverse and global perspectives will prepare you exceptionally well for a variety of fulfilling careers. A lively and nurturing community personally invested in the success of our high achieving students, we take pride in watching our graduates excel in top law and graduate schools, innovative social justice programs, and various positions from Wall Street to Silicon Valley and beyond that seek hard workers who can think rigorously and communicate clearly.

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A Mind of One’s Own

A Mind of One’s Own

Looking at feminist philosophy 25 years later...

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Hamilton Smith Hall in Summer

Calling All Philosophers

Calling All Philosophers

The NEH summer seminar on philosophy, to be held at UNH, now accepting applications through March 1...

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UNH's Shannon Bradley '17

Full Slate of Fulbrights

Full Slate of Fulbrights

UNH sees record number of Fulbright Scholars...

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  • Philosophy Major | Systems Engineer at Google
    Why did you major in philosophy? I had this crazy idea after high school that I wanted to be a professional rock climber. I never got close to good enough, but devoted a lot of time to training and weekend trips to Rumney. It was awesome and I don't at all regret my time in the mountains, but it...
    Philosophy Major | Systems Engineer at Google
    Why did you major in philosophy? I had this crazy idea after high school that I wanted to be a professional rock climber. I never got close to good enough, but devoted a lot of time to training and weekend trips to Rumney. It was awesome and I don't at all regret my time in the mountains, but it...
  • Philosophy Major | Securities Lawyer
    Why did you major in philosophy? Philosophy's appeal lay in both the topics it addressed, and the way it addressed them. It promised to help me understand big questions and ideas in a clear, consistent and methodical way. The idea of becoming a clear thinker was enormously attractive. What are you...
    Philosophy Major | Securities Lawyer
    Why did you major in philosophy? Philosophy's appeal lay in both the topics it addressed, and the way it addressed them. It promised to help me understand big questions and ideas in a clear, consistent and methodical way. The idea of becoming a clear thinker was enormously attractive. What are you...
  • Philosophy Major | Registered Nurse
    Why did you major in philosophy?  As a second-semester freshman, I was seeking a course to satisfy my general education requirement in the arts, and decided to take Philosophy and the Arts. In this course, I was captivated by our conversations surrounding the meaning of beauty, and was challenged...
    Philosophy Major | Registered Nurse
    Why did you major in philosophy?  As a second-semester freshman, I was seeking a course to satisfy my general education requirement in the arts, and decided to take Philosophy and the Arts. In this course, I was captivated by our conversations surrounding the meaning of beauty, and was challenged...
  • Philosophy Major | Hubspot
    Read more about how Guillaume Delloue is using his Philosophy major.
    Philosophy Major | Hubspot
    Read more about how Guillaume Delloue is using his Philosophy major.
  • Philosophy Major | NYC Attorney
    Why did you major in philosophy? I chose philosophy because I thought it would provide the best training for law school.  And I was hooked by Professor deVries’ treatment of the ancients.  Interesting stuff you did as a UNH undergrad? Thesis, study abroad, etc. I participated in The Washington...
    Philosophy Major | NYC Attorney
    Why did you major in philosophy? I chose philosophy because I thought it would provide the best training for law school.  And I was hooked by Professor deVries’ treatment of the ancients.  Interesting stuff you did as a UNH undergrad? Thesis, study abroad, etc. I participated in The Washington...