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)

 

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

 

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.