Brief Remarks on the Importance of Studying Philosophy as Preparation for Law School by a Mississippi Law School Dean
Department Head's Welcome
Welcome to the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Mississippi State University! We're a dynamic, active group of philosophers and religion scholars, with research and teaching strengths in philosophy of the life and cognitive sciences, applied ethics, recent Continental thought, the history of philosophy, the Christian and Hindu religious traditions, and the interactions between science and religion. Every faculty member pursues an active research program, which informs his or her classroom teaching. This is an exciting time in the long histories of philosophy and religious studies. Both disciplines have grown self-consciously "interdisciplinary" over the past few decades, and the philosophers and religious scholars that compose our department specialize in a number of these fields that cross multiple disciplinary boundaries (neuroscience, biology, medicine, cultural studies, politics).