Philosophy at Red Rocks Community College

Our Mission

The mission of the RRCC Philosophy Department is to inspire students to live dynamic and thoughtful lives by helping them develop ideas and intellectual virtues conducive to human flourishing.  We do this by introducing the rich heritage of the philosophical tradition and teaching students to think critically and creatively.  Philosophy faculty are motivated by the conviction that learning is an end in itself and endeavor to foster a passion for the pursuit of wisdom.

“Philosophy … is a reasoned pursuit of fundamental truths, a quest for understanding, a study of principles of conduct. It seeks to establish standards of evidence, to provide rational methods of resolving conflicts, and to create techniques for evaluating ideas and arguments. Philosophy develops the capacity to see the world from the perspective of other individuals and other cultures; it enhances one's ability to perceive the relationships among the various fields of study; and it deepens one's sense of the meaning and variety of human experience.”

- American Philosophical Association committee on the status and future of the profession        

For more information about the Philosophy program, contact: Jonas Mabey, Associate Professor, Philosophy Department Lead 303.914.6368


Career Paths / Options in Philosophy

Here are some potential career avenues for philosophy majors: law, business, banking, publishing, criminal justice, teaching, higher education, computer science, finance, systems analysis, government, nonprofit administration, medicine, journalism, and public relations.