ICS offers masters and doctoral programs in
interdisciplinary philosophy. These programs explore connections between
philosophy and other fields of study. They also emphasize the social and
cultural implications of academic work.
Our programs have an innovative design.
Unlike graduate programs that emphasize the distinct subdisciplines of
philosophy, ours gathers courses into six interdisciplinary clusters. Each
cluster serves as a major or concentration, within which students find their
own pathways of study. A brief description of the six clusters follows:
Hermeneutics, and Philosophy of Discourse
Courses exploring the arts, culture, language,
rhetoric, and interreligious dialogue.
Courses exploring community, ecology, embodiment,
gender, and social critique.
Courses exploring medieval, modern, and
contemporary thought, with special attention to Aquinas, Kant, Hegel, Marx,
Nietzsche, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Dewey, and Arendt, as well as to feminist
philosophy, French phenomenology and deconstruction, Reformational philosophy,
and Critical Theory.
Truth, and Learning
Courses exploring education and schooling,
epistemology and metaphysics, and faith and philosophy.
and Political Philosophy
Courses exploring civil society, cultural
pluralism, democracy, empire, feminism, globalization, and faith and politics.
and Biblical Studies
Courses exploring theological aesthetics and
hermeneutics, Christology and eschatology, spirituality and worship, and faith