The department of philosophy in Goveli College came into existence in 2004. Dr. M. S. Kurhade an eminent scholar, research guide,dean of Arts faculty Mumbai University and Principal D.T.S.S Malad College , Malad is credited for laying the foundation and inaugurating this Department . Prof. Walimbe as a founder member of the department contributed a lot for the subject and department .
In one general sense, philosophy is associated with wisdom, intellectual culture and a search for knowledge.Literal meaning of Philosophy is “love for wisdom”. The word philosophy is a combination of two words ‘philo’ and ‘sophia’ ,’philo’ in the sense ‘love’ and ‘sophia’ means Knowledge. Thus philosophy means love for knowledge. Philosophy is also known as mother of all sciences . Philosophy is an intellectual enterprise. It is analytical and investigative in nature . It is exclamatory.
The scope of philosophy keeps on increasing or expanding . It can not be completely specified, but the core areas of philosophy can be included.
1. Metaphysics 2. Epistemology 3. Ethics 4. Aesthetics 5.Logic 6. Theology
And the extensive list will be quite long . Infact philosophy deals with all the branches of thoughts.
The mission of the department is to examine , explore and advance our understanding of the world and our place within it through innovative research , teaching and service, to provide students the spirit of questioning and inquiry.
To make student to deepen their understanding of the ethical dimension of their decision making and learn to live an examined life.
To make student to think critically .
To prepare them for criticizing education,religion,politics etc.
To understand philosophy and to prepare student for making philosophical atmosphere in department and society.