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Department of Philosophy and Religion

We bring ethical analysis, the study of religion, and philosophical methods to bear on complex social, political and environmental issues to improve understanding and contribute to solutions.

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Welcome to the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Northeastern University! We are a vibrant intellectual community of diverse scholars who write and teach about many different philosophical and religious issues – including metaphysics, social justice, philosophy of law, theories of knowledge, Islam, economic distribution, Africana philosophy, logic, global ethics, and the challenges of artificial intelligence and big data. Our courses help students to think critically and philosophically about the contemporary world and its many challenges.

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