Where is the Life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
T. S. Eliot
Academic work is one of the fields containing a pearl so precious that it is worthwhile to sell all our possessions, keeping nothing for ourselves, in order to be able to acquire it.
Michael P. Muth
220 Tate Hall
Macon, GA 31210
PHI 228: Gender and Philosophy
PHI /REL314: Medieval Thought
PHI 390: Soren Kierkegaard
student-led group for the discussion of
Semester Schedule of Meetings
The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies comprises two of the central disciplines of the Liberal Arts. In fact, since the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans, Philosophy has held pride of place as the focal point of the other Liberal Arts and Religious Studies (in its earlier guises as "first philosophy" and later "theology") stood as the goal of them. Both Philosophy and Religious Studies, though different disciplines, consider basic questions concerning the nature of reality and human existence.
Two faculty members serve the Department here at Wesleyan: Dr. Brock Bingaman, who received his Ph.D. in Theology from Loyola University of Chicago and teaches most of the Religious Studies courses; and myself. I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy from Duke University in 2001 and have primary responsibility for the College's Philosophy courses. I also serve as the Chair of the Department.
Philosophy cover a wide range of topics, from the history of Greek and Roman
philosophy to the intellectual life of the Middle Ages to African Philosophy
to questions about the good life (i.e., Ethics) to philosophical issues in The
Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.
My teaching encopasses much more than those research interests. I teach the full range of philosophy here at Wesleyan, including Logic, all periods in the History of Philosophy, African Philosophy, Gender and Philosophy, and Philosophy of Religion.