Philosophy is a practice at Hamilton, where your professors will encourage you to be engaged and to apply your training beyond the classroom. For instance, philosophy majors have developed and taught philosophy mini-classes to their peers and to local high school students.
It isn’t your typical beach read, but Mercedes Corredor ’15 is eager to spend 10 weeks of her summer immersed in a major work by Hegel. “Hopefully we’ll work through most of his Phenomenology of Spirit, which is a big difficult text, but that will be fun,” says Corredor, who received an Emerson Grant from Hamilton College to do summer research with Philosophy Professor Marianne Janack. Corredor, a philosophy major, wants “almost to salvage” Hegel, maybe write a defense of him.More >>
When whimsy and opportunity collided, says Cara Chard ’03, she learned to keep bees on a Brooklyn rooftop. It was her introduction to the burgeoning world of urban agriculture. “Opportunities that I hadn't previously known to exist presented themselves, and I took them,” she says, She ran a farm-based learning program in Brooklyn for three years and then became the first employee of City Growers. She’s now executive director at the nonprofit, which provides students with hands-on food and farm education on rooftop farms.More >>
Hamilton graduates who concentrated in philosophy are pursuing careers in a variety of fields, including: