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 Sean Sullivan ’07 spent a semester in Hamilton College’s New York City program and interned at ABC News Production, he was en route to a career. The internship led to another the following summer with ABC News “Nightline.” "And that's where I fell in love with journalism. There was never a dull day. And I felt like we were telling important stories that people needed to see. It was hard work, but a really great experience,” says Sullivan, who went on to a number of journalism jobs and now covers national politics for “The Fix,” a Washington Post politics blog.More >>
Hamilton graduates who concentrated in philosophy are pursuing careers in a variety of fields, including: