"It has been a place where I have been able to get involved, meet fun people, and be challenged academically."
Traditionally, philosophy is defined as rational inquiry into first causes and first principles; it considers comprehensive explanations and the most basic truths presupposed by every form of human knowing. For example, philosophers seek to understand reason, logic, truth, nature, life, being, goodness, and the human person, among many other topics. The philosophy major at Aquinas College gives students the opportunity to pursue this discipline in an intellectually rigorous program inspired by the insights and method of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Students and faculty from all majors engage weekly in Philosophical discussion via the Socratic Club, one of Aquinas’ most popular student organizations.
Peter A. Pagan Aguiar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Philosophy
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Ph.D., Fordham University
M.A., Fordham University
Dr. Pagan’s interests include Natural Law Theory, Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology.
Benjamin L. Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
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Ph.D., University of St. Thomas – Houston
M.A., Catholic University of America
Dr. Smith is the founder and faculty sponsor of the Socratic Club. His interests include Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Political Philosophy, and Logic.