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The philosophy major’s critique

Gavin Victor, Columnist November 7, 2019

Just about the only thing that philosophers can agree upon is something like this: “studying philosophy is valuable and important.” A painter would likely say the same thing, as would a police officer....

Considering the Western Canon in General

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor February 1, 2018

You may have noticed it in the course catalog, there is now an offering for ‘East Asian Philosophy,’ where one can learn about the philosophies of Confucius, Mencius or any number of crusty dead Asian...


Philosophy Professor Hired

Maggie Chang, Staff Reporter March 9, 2017

In January 2018, Whitman will be receiving a new philosophy professor. Wenqing Zhao was among four candidates that traveled to Whitman to give teaching demonstrations and research presentations, and among...

Traditional Kettles are Better than Electric

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist January 26, 2017

We find ourselves at the start of a deep and gloomy winter, one in which a barely perceptible cold front is passing through our most marginalized communities and many of us are in need of some warmth....

Whitman’s Ethics Bowl team wins Ladenson Award

Lachlan Johnson February 25, 2016
Seven students traveled to Washington, D.C. last weekend to compete in the Ethics Bowl National Championship, a competition where students from across the nation face off to see who can have the most thoughtful conversation about modern ethical dilemmas.
Drinks That Go With Your Major

Drinks That Go With Your Major

Aleida Fernandez December 9, 2013

After a rough day in classes, it's nice to sit down with a cold drink. But what about a drink specifically tailored to your studies? After careful analysis, we have found these eight majors' next drink...

Comedian Russell Brand Raises Important Issues

Comedian Russell Brand Raises Important Issues

Bill Landefeld October 31, 2013

Do you ever think about what you would say if a BBC news anchor interviewed you? Would you take the opportunity to talk about why you never vote, the growing income gap around the world, your former...

New lectures diversify Philosophy Department

Karah Kemmerly February 2, 2012

Like many at Whitman College, the philosophy department is working to diversify and expand its department. Visiting Johnston Professor of Philosophy Geoff Ashton, is bringing a new lecture series...

Tensions in Whitman’s liberal arts identity

Gary Wang September 23, 2010

Whitman is a liberal arts college.   According to the Whitman website, "Whitman is a nationally recognized, highly selective, residential liberal arts college. Since becoming a college in 1882, Whitman...

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