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Western philosophers named with the best in the business

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Western Washington University’s Philosophy Department got an important note of recognition recently from The Philosophical Gourmet, a respected semi-annual report of the academic field of philosophy.

The report, which ranks Ph.D. programs in philosophy, mentioned just a few undergraduate programs worth looking at, too.

“Among schools that do not offer the Ph.D. or M.A. in philosophy, those with the best philosophy faculties would probably include: Amherst College, California Institute of Technology, Dartmouth College, Reed College, University of Vermont, Western Washington University and Wellesley College,” wrote report editor Brian Leiter, the director of the Center for Law, Philosophy and Human Values at the University of Chicago.

“This is definitely a huge honor for our department, and we’re all really excited about it,” says Ryan Wasserman (’99), an associate professor of philosophy at WWU. “Everyone in our profession will be reading this and taking it seriously.”