Philosophy & World Religions

Philosophy & World Religions

About Philosophy & World Religions

The Department of Philosophy and World Religions is located on the 3rd floor of Bunce Hall. (856-256-4075)
 

For information about Philosophy, please email philosophy@rowan.edu.

For information about World Religions, please email religion@rowan.edu.   

The Department provides a 30 s.h. major in Philosophy, a major in World Religions, a minor in Philosophy, a minor in Philosophy and World Religions, a minor in Ethics, and 12 s.h. Certificates of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Philosophy, World Religions, Asian Philosophy and Religion, and Ethics. 

Philosophy and World Religions majors excel on all the graduate school admissions tests: GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and MCAT.  Our majors are especially well suited for those interested in law, government, public policy, publishing, journalism, business management, advertising, environmental advocacy, science policy, health care management, and social work. 

Our alumni are currently working in law, educational leadership, Homeland Security, university teaching, business management, public policy, university administration, and many other fields.  

We are leaders in Ethics, Philosophy of Science, and Interreligious Dialogue.  We offer courses in Biomedical Ethics, Philosophy and Gender, Social and Political Philosophy, Buddhism, Environmental Ethics, Business Ethics, Religion in America, Philosophy of Mind and many other interesting courses.  

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Stay connected to Philosophy and Religion Studies

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Faculty Publications

Dr. Matthew Lund, What I Do Not Believe, and Other Essays, 2nd Editions, by Norwood Russell Hanson, Springer, 2020 (1971).

Dr. Matthew Lund, Perception and Discovery: An Introduction to Scientific Inquiry, 2nd Edition, by Norwood Russell Hanson, Springer, 2018 (1969).

Dr. Matthew Lund, N.R. Hanson: Observation, Discovery, and Scientific Change, Humanity Books (Prometheus), January 2010

Dr. David Clowney and Dr. Patricia Mosto, Earthcare: An Anthology in Environmental Ethics, (Rowman & Littlefield), November 2009

Dr. Ellen Miller, Releasing Philosophy, Thinking Art: A Phenomenological Study of Sylvia Plath's Poetry, Davies Group Publishers, March 2009

Hannukkah in America by Dr. Dianne Ashton, NYU Press, 2013

Dr. Youru Wang, editor, Deconstruction and the Ethical in Asian Thought, Routledge, 2007

Dr. Youru Wang, Linguistic Strategies in Daoist Zhuangzi and Chan Buddhism: the Other Way of Speaking, Routledge, 2003.

Dr. Youru Wang, Historical Dictionary of Chan Buddhism, Rowman and Littlefield, 2017 

Dr. Youru Wang's new book on Buddhism is now out!  It's called Dao Companion to Chinese Buddhist Philosophy (Dao Companions to Chinese Philosophy) 1st ed. 2018 Edition