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.

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Stephen Henrich ’13- Triple Major With 4 Years Of Undergraduate Research

“Because of Simpson College I’ve had the opportunity to conduct extensive undergraduate research all four years that I have been here.” 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