| || Our mission is to bring to the El Paso region the highest quality philosophical research and teaching and to make it available through committed pedagogy, scholarly collaboration, and community outreach. |
We aim to provide our students with an excellent, comprehensive, and balanced education in philosophy that provides them with the knowledge and critical skills to think expansively and carefully about, not only the perennial philosophical topics, but also the major personal and social questions of our time. In addition, as a department located on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Department has a specific purpose to promote more diversity within the profession of philosophy. The underrepresentation of Latinos and Latinas in philosophy is a serious problem, and our department is dedicated to helping address the imbalance.
We aim to provide our colleagues with thoughtful and informed consultation and collaboration on philosophical topics relevant to their research interests. By its nature, philosophy is interdisciplinary in scope, often helping to tie disparate lines of thought together or to provide a broader theoretical context within which to conceptualize various scientific, social or artistic problems.
We aim to provide the El Paso community with access to the Department's expertise. Whether in the form of educational outreach or public commentary, the Department takes seriously the ideal of the public intellectual whose obligations run deeper than his or her own research agenda or institutional commitments.