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Philosophy Department


What is reality? What does it mean to be human? What is knowledge, justice and love? The study of philosophy at McDaniel is characterized by critical inquiry, intellectual courage, and compassionate understanding as we approach these questions and explore the works of great thinkers from antiquity to the present.

Hear about the study of philosophy from Green Terrors. Video by Philosophy major Reuben Hubbard '23. 

Photo of professor Shaeeda Mensah in front of a bookcase in the library.

Shaeeda Mensah, Ph.D. Faculty Spotlight

In Shaeeda Mensah’s classes, no part of life goes unexamined. In Philosophy and Pop Culture, current trends and social media become avenues for philosophical discussion. The assistant professor of Philosophy earned a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University and a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College. Her research revolves around philosophies of social and political structures, manifestations of state violence, and Black feminism.

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Dr. Elizabeth Tyler

Department Chair