Philosophy is the systematic consideration of timeless and timely questions of human concern.
What is it to be human? What is real? How should we live? What can we know? Such timeless philosophical questions have not only generated the academic disciplines that comprise a liberal arts education, but continue to interrogate and inform their intellectual foundations.
How does race structure social reality? How does gender influence the transmission of knowledge? What is our moral responsibility toward future generations impacted by climate change? Could a machine think? Such timely philosophical questions apply the same systematicity to conditions that confront us today so that we can better understand what the world is, who we are, and what we should do.