Philosophy at Red Rocks Community College
"Philosophy is the systematic, critical examination of the way in which we judge, evaluate and act, with the aim of making ourselves wiser, more self-reflective and therefore better men and women."
-Robert Paul Wolff
Philosophy is also the study of basic concepts with which we construct meaning in life. It examines reasoning processes, ways of knowing, concepts of right and wrong, interpretations of reality and views of the self.
Socrates pursuit of philosophy led him to the conclusion that principle was a cause for which he could freely accept a death sentence from the state. Some of his interlocutors disagreed. They thought the only goals worth pursuing were power or pleasure. There was no moral principle for which they were to die. What do you think?
Philosophy offers courses leading to an Associates of Arts Degree, which provides the first two years of course work towards a Bachelor of Arts. The AA and our guaranteed core courses are designed to transfer to Colorado's public four-year colleges and universities.
For more information about the Philosophy program, contact: Jonas Mabey, Associate Professor, Philosophy Department Lead 303.914.6368