Program  Information

Michael Taber, Chair
240 895 4900
mstaber@smcm.edu

Penny Shissler, Office Clerk
240 895 2159

Program Highlight

The department offers a major and minor in Philosophy and a major and minor in Religious Studies. As an active and energetic department, we are committed towards an intercultural, international and interdisciplinary understanding of the world. We teach across the traditional fields of philosophy and religious studies, and beyond the cultural divides of East and West. Departmental faculty likes to teach in a variety of venues (Nitze Program; Women, Gender and Sexuality; Environmental Studies; Asian Studies; African and African Diaspora Studies), to take students on study tours (Greece, Germany/Poland, India, Thailand, and, in the future, England and Israel), and to bring questions of global relevance to the campus communities through scheduling events with renowned speakers and activists.

Eric Hall
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

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Departments: Philosophy and Religious Studies
Office: Margaret Brent Hall 203
Email: eehall1@smcm.edu
Phone: (240) 895-4456

Bio:

Eric Hall (Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, specializing in Continental philosophy of religion, hermeneutic thought, and ethics. His current research explores the "throwness" of religious belief, the relationship between philosophical and theological reflection, and the effects of contemporary moral ideals on the development of moral reasoning and self-identity.

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