Philosophy Department


Welcome to the Homepage for the Cerritos College Philosophy Department! 

Whether you are planning to major in philosophy or just interested in taking a course, we are here to help you attain your educational goals. Contact Philosophy Dept. Chair, Will Mittendorf with any questions.

Check out the Current Philosophy Course Schedule for Open Classes

Philosophy Club 

Attend the Philosophy Club Tuesdays at 7pm

JAINISM, SOLIDARITY, and ANIMALS - Dr. Brianne Donaldson 

On Tuesday, April 30th, from 11am - 12:30, Dr. Brianne Donaldson, Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies and Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies, UC-Irvine will give a talk on Jainism, Solidarity, and Animals. For over 2500 years practitioners have attempted to coexist within a universe overflowing with sentient life. This talk explores human-animal solidarity from a Jaina perspective. This tradition offers a valuable comparison with contemporary debates on “political solidarity” with more-than-human others, and its radical commitment not to harm other living beings warrants serious consideration within contemporary scholarship on human-animal-ecological solidarity.

To view the talk, follow this zoom link:

Flier for Jainiosm talk Brianne Donaldson

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The Bloomfield Scholarship Award is given to a student who exemplifies outstanding scholarly qualities in the study of philosophy.

Programs of Study

The Philosophy Department offers several degrees and certificates in Philosophy and Religion 

Philosophy Dept. Mission and Goals