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ABOUT PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy seeks answers to the fundamental questions we humans have about value, knowledge, and reality including:

  • Why am I here? What will become of me after I die? What am I?
  • How should I live my life?
  • What can I know?
  • What is the nature of the universe?
  • Is there a God, supreme force, or ultimate purpose in the universe?

Philosophy teaches one to think critically, analyze reasoning, communicate clearly, and solve problems studying the ideas of the greatest philosophers.

PEOPLE WHO STUDIED PHILOSOPHY IN COLLEGE

  • Phil Jackson (NBA Player and Coach)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • President Bill Clinton
  • Thomas Jefferson (US President & Author of Declaration of Independence)
  • Harrison Ford (Actor)
  • Bruce Lee (Actor & Martial Artist)
  • Steven Colbert (Comedian)
  • Alexander Solzhenitsin (Writer & Russian Dissident)
  • David Souter & Stephen Brier (US Supreme Court Justices)
  • Hertzi Halevy (General, Israel Defense Forces)
  • Angela Davis (Activist)
 

PHILOSOPHY COURSES OFFERED (no prerequisites)

PHI 7000 – Problems in Philosophy: God, Humanity, and Nature
Examining fundamental problems about God, Reality, & Knowledge.


PHI 7100 – History of Philosophy: The Classical Philosophy
Philosophical thought of Ancient Greece, India, and/or China; may include works by Plato, Aristotle, Confucius, and Lao Tsu.


PHI 7200 – History of Philosophy: The Modern Philosophers
Philosophical thought beginning with the Renaissance; may include works by Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, Spinoza, Leibniz, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche, and Kierkegaard.

PHI 7300 – Logic: Theories of Argumentation
Applying critical thinking in reasoning and argument analysis.


PHI 7400 – Ethics: An Introduction to Ethical Problems
Applying ethical theories to moral judgments about right/wrong, virtue/vice, and good/evil.


PHI 7500 – The Philosophy of the Beautiful: Aesthetics
Applying aesthetic theories to judgments of beauty in art, literature, and music.

PHI 7600 – Ethics and Morality in the Health Professions
Applying ethical theories to moral dilemmas in Health Care and Biological Research.

PHI 7700 - Philosophy of Religion
Examining the fundamental concepts and beliefs about God and Religion.

PHI 7800 – Philosophy in the Asian Tradition
Philosophical thought of Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, and Daoism.

PHI 7900 – Global Ethics
Applying ethical theory to globalization, human rights, and global crises. 

JOBS YOU CAN GET WITH A DEGREE  IN PHILOSOPHY

Employers cannot find enough people to hire who are skilled in Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Communicating, skills Philosophy teaches.
People who study Philosophy find jobs in:

  • Law & Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Business
  • Medicine, Nursing and the allied Medical Fields
  • Sports
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Government and Politics
  • Religion
  • News and Journalism
  • Activism
 
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