The Philosophy Department at Simpson College is dedicated to broadening the minds of all students. Whether you're interested in pursuing a career in philosophy or interested in developing the skills necessary to succeed in a wide variety of careers: critical and analytical thinking, argumentative writing and detailed reading comprehension, studying philosophy will aid you in your journey.  Please take a look at our curriculum to see what the Simpson Philosophy Department has to offer.


Simpson College Alum Charise Flynn

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Charise Carstensen Flynn ’04- Des Moines Business Record “Forty Under 40”

“A liberal arts education exposes you to a lot of different things. It’s not a one-track education. It gives you critical thinking skills.” More…

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Kevin Rice '12 (Philosophy and Psychology)

"I am presently enrolled in the Master's program for Philosophy at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. My current research interests in philosophy have to do with the metaphysics of scientific explanation and philosophy of mind. I am also a researcher at the Brogaard Lab for Multi Sensory Research, where I conduct experiments investigating the abnormal perceptual condition of Synesthesia, as well as investigate the cognitive capacities underlying musical and acoustic processing. My most recent publication has been co-authorship for MIT press in their forthcoming book Sensory Integration and the Unity of Consciousness, where our article The Long-Term Potentiation Model for Grapheme-Color Binding in Synesthesia is to appear." -Kevin Rice