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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Dept. of Philosophy
Minnesota State Mankato
227 Armstrong Hall
Mankato, MN 56001

Office: 507-389-2012
Fax: 507-389-5887

Department of Philosophy

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Welcome to the Department of Philosophy!  We offer an undergraduate major and minor in Philosophy, a minor in Ethics, and contribute to the interdisciplinary major in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), as well as to the new interdisciplinary major in Cognitive Science.


Welcome Professor Julie Wulfemeyer

We are pleased to announce that Julie Wulfemeyer (PhD, UCLA) has accepted our offer of a tenure track position beginning 2014-15. Currently a visiting Assistant Professor in our department, she has previously taught at Colgate University. Her work addresses topics that range across philosophy of language, mind, epistemology and metaphysics.  


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Affiliated Programs

Cognitive Science

Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary inquiry concerned with understanding the nature and development of such intelligent capacities as perception, language, reasoning, learning and problem-solving, whether these capacities are realized in biological or artificial systems. Such inquiry is by its very nature interdisciplinary, integrating methodological, theoretical and practical foci of Biology, Computer Science, Philosophy and Psychology into a single course of study.  The cognitive science major is a broad major and does not require that a student complete a minor in addition to the major. Each Cognitive Science major will concentrate in one of the four participating disciplines: Biology, Computer Science, Philosophy and Psychology.

Critical Thinking Certificate  

Critical Thinking Certificate Program will start from Fall 2015.

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)

Minnesota State University, Mankato’s new bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE). This unique combination of disciplines allows you to focus on the dynamic relationships between the economic, political and legal systems of our society. The PPE major will prepare you for a career in law, business, public policy, journalism, civil service or international affairs.