The study of philosophy teaches students how to think critically. What is knowledge? What is reality? What is the difference between right and wrong? Exploration of these questions and more helps students learn about analysis, argument, and culture.

Southeastern's philosophy program includes a broad survey of global philosophy, emphasizing the western tradition. Logic, ethics, and religion are the crucial components of the program.


Shawn Smith

English & Philosophy

Shawn Smith: English and Philosophy

Ph: 618.252.5400 x:2238 
Office: E 218 B 



Ph.D. University of Dallas
M.A. University of Dallas
M.A. Washington University
B.A. University of Evansville
A.A. Southeastern Illinois College

Honors & Memberships

Weaver Fellowship
Louise Cowan Grant
Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
Modern Language Association


American Literature
18th Century British Literature
World Literature
Classical Rhetoric
History of Philosophy