Sage Bennet

Dr. Sage Bennet


Dr. Sage Bennet earned her B.A. in Psychology from Long Island University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research in New York City. She has taught philosophy at colleges and universities throughout the country, and she is as passionate about teaching today as she was when she began. She believes that philosophy helps students think critically about contemporary global issues and that pursuing the love of wisdom can enrich and transform daily life. Dr. Bennet currently teaches Philosophy 1: Knowledge and Reality and Philosophy 23: Philosophy of Religion online. She is the author of Wisdom Walk: Nine Practices for Creating Peace and Balance from the World’s Spiritual Traditions, (New World Library), 2007.

Specialty Area

  • Philosophy of Religion

  • Existentialism

  • Philosophy of Feminism

  • Applied Philosophy

Teaching Philosophy/Equity Statement

It is important that the classroom is a welcoming space where students feel safe and inspired to explore philosophy and accept its invitation to wonder. Studying philosophy involves students in developing skills: to critically evaluate philosophical concepts, to articulate their own views through sound reasoning, and to connect the relevance of philosophy to their own lives and to contemporary issues that matter. Through discussion, debate, experiential learning, and deep thinking and listening in a learning environment that values equity, racial, gender, socioeconomic and sexual orientation diversity, and inclusion, students develop appreciation and respect for ideas and backgrounds different than their own, which builds a foundation for global citizenship.