Program  Information

Michael Taber, Chair
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mstaber@smcm.edu

Penny Shissler, Office Clerk
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Program Highlight

The department offers a major and minor in Philosophy and a major and minor in Religious Studies. As an active and energetic department, we are committed towards an intercultural, international and interdisciplinary understanding of the world. We teach across the traditional fields of philosophy and religious studies, and beyond the cultural divides of East and West. Departmental faculty likes to teach in a variety of venues (Nitze Program; Women, Gender and Sexuality; Environmental Studies; Asian Studies; African and African Diaspora Studies), to take students on study tours (Greece, Germany/Poland, India, Thailand, and, in the future, England and Israel), and to bring questions of global relevance to the campus communities through scheduling events with renowned speakers and activists.

Bradley Park
Associate Professor of Philosophy

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Departments: Philosophy and Religious Studies
Office: Margaret Brent Hall 206
Email: bdpark@smcm.edu
Phone: (240) 895-4276

Bio

Bradley Park (Ph.D. University of Hawaii) is an Associate Professor specializing in East Asian philosophies and religions, including classical Confucianism, Lao-Zhuang Daoism, East Asian Buddhism, and contemporary Japanese philosophy. His research interests also include hermeneutics and phenomenology, particularly as they relate to contemporary discussions about moral considerability, difference, and the question of the "Other."

Professor Park also serves as the coordinator for Asian Studies (2012-2015).