To engage in philosophy is to ask questions about the possibility of knowledge, the nature of morality, the self and its place in the world, beauty and aesthetic experience, the meaning of religious experience, the justification and limits of power, and the purpose and meaning of philosophical inquiry itself.

AUC’s Philosophy Department dates from 2004. The faculty’s research interests in Arabic and Islamic Philosophy on the one hand as well as recent and contemporary Continental European Philosophy on the other, give the department an unusual character and add to the unique nature of its degree programs. The Department sees itself as performing an important role in helping students integrate valuable scientific and technical ways of thinking with human and religious values.

The Department offers a range of courses from the introductory level to upper-level courses in epistemology and metaphysics, ethics, Islamic philosophy, political philosophy, aesthetics, and other subjects.