Brigham Young University. Dept. of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy was first created as a separate department in 1969. Up until this time, philosophical studies had been included into the areas of Church history and theology. Since its creation, the dept. has been a part of several colleges, including the College of Religious Instruction, the College of General Studies, and the College of Humanities. The following individuals have served as chairman: Chauncey C. Riddle (1969-1970), C. Terry Warner (1970-1972), Noel B. Reynolds (1972-1976), Dennis Rasmussen (1976-1977, 2001-), K. Codell Carter (1977-1984, 1995-2001), Dennis J. Packard (1984-1990), and James E. Faulconer (1990-1995). The current chair is David P. Laraway (2019- ).

Variant names

Brigham Young University. Philosophy Department

Brigham Young University. College of Religious Instruction. Dept. of Philosophy

Brigham Young University. College of General Studies. Dept. of Philosophy

Brigham Young University. College of Humanities. Dept. of Philosophy

Description

Established: 1969

Location: Provo, Utah (1969- )

Functions

When first organized, the dept. functioned to help students develop perceptive thinking and reading skills and to become familiar with ideas on human problems from wise individuals. The objective of the Dept. of Philosophy has not changed very much during its existence as a dept., and continues to provide insight into the fundamental concerns of life.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The department functions under the administration of a chairman under a college dean.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. College of Religious Instruction (1969-1973)

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. College of General Studies (1973-1979)

Superior unit: Brigham Young University. College of Humanities (1979- )

Sources

Brigham Young University, 1975: vol. 3 p. 115-116 (organized as separate dept. for the first time, 1969; functioned to develop skills and familiarity with wise ideas)

Brigham Young University, 1975: vol. 4 p. 95 (Philosophy Department, variant name)

Brigham Young University Annual Catalog 1968-1970: p. 519 (Chauncey C. Riddle, chairman)

Brigham Young University General Catalog 1970-1972: p. 528 (C. Terry Warner, chairman)

Brigham Young University General Catalog 1972-1973: p. 545 (Noel B. Reynolds, chairman)

Brigham Young University General Catalog 1974-1975: p. 531 (Noel B. Reynolds, chairman; part of the College of General Studies)

Brigham Young University General Catalog 1976-1977: p. 283, 58 (Dennis Rasmussen, chairman; part of the College of General Studies)

Brigham Young University General Catalog 1977-1978: p. 282, 46 (K. Codell Carter, chairman; part of the College of General Studies)

Brigham Young University General Catalog 1980-1981: p. 218, 43 (part of the College of Humanities)

Brigham Young University General Catalog 1984-1985: p. 288, 175 (Dennis J. Packard, chairman)

Brigham Young University General Catalog 1990-1991: p. 289, 45 (James E. Faulconer, chairman)

Brigham Young University Undergraduate Catalog 1995-1996: p. 419, 57 (K. Codell Carter, chairman)

Brigham Young University Undergraduate Catalog 2001-2002: p. 431, 82 (Dennis Rasmussen, chairman)

Brigham Young University Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2007: p. 412, 71, 294 (function of dept. to provide insight to fundamental concerns of life)

Brigham Young University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2009-00338

Creator: CEM