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Thought and Action

Timeless questions…

What is it to live well, and rightly? What does it all mean, and why does it matter?

Fundamental questions like these, about ourselves and our world, are at the heart of the human experience, and also of the philosophy program at Beloit College. They are what make philosophy the wellspring of the liberal arts, and the connective tissue uniting the disciplines.

…and practical skills for our dynamic world.

Thinking carefully and critically through complex problems and concepts. Finding connections across disparate contexts. Hearing the ideas of others with patience and charity. Taking positions of your own, and offering reasons for them, that balance confidence and humility. Communicating your ideas in writing, as well as in discussion.

These are the skills that are central to the study of philosophy, and they are also the skills employers want in an evolving global marketplace, where the careers you find may not even have been invented yet.


Philosophy Department and Cognitive Science Program Senior Reception

The Philosophy Department and Cognitive Science Program invite our Beloit College graduates and their guests to a reception in their honor.

Beloit College’s Robin Zebrowski speaks about the ethics and issues of AI and ChatGPT.

Embracing the mad science of machine consciousness

Robin Zebrowski, professor of philosophy and chair of cognitive science at Beloit, shares insights into the current state of artificial intelligence (AI) development, stressing…


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