Undergraduate Program

Redwood Trees

Philosophy investigates questions of human thought and life

  • knowledge and belief (epistemology)
  • the nature of reality (metaphysics)
  • morality and aesthetics (value theory)

Courses relate traditional questions to contemporary work in literature and the social and natural sciences. Students examine classic texts in philosophy, ancient and modern.

The curriculum covers the dominant contemporary schools of philosophy in the Anglo-American (Analytic) and European (Continental) traditions.

Undergraduate Program Director

Associate Professor Janette Dinishak, jdinisha@ucsc.edu


Undergraduate Advisor

David Sugg, philadvising@ucsc.edu

Winter 2020 Drop In Times at Cowell 220:

• Monday 9:00 - 11:30am

• Tuesday 12:00 - 2:30pm

• Wednesday by appointment only

• Thursday 1:30 - 3:30pm

• Friday 9:30 - 11:30am


Available by appointment outside of drop-in hours, please email philadvising@ucsc.edu.



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