Humanities

Philosophy

The Greatest Commitment to Critical Thought

From history to literature to theology, philosophy has always been at the center of Western culture and thought. Our uniquely Hillsdale curriculum closely aligns philosophy and religion with other liberal arts, including the natural sciences. You’ll be challenged to ask critical questions about those philosophical ideas. You’ll examine and debate the history, development, and grounding principles of Western civilization and culture. And you’ll formulate answers to the unanswerable: what is scientific explanation? What constitutes knowledge and what are the criteria of knowledge? And at the heart of it all, what is the meaning of life? Philosophy is offered as both a major and minor.

Phi Sigma Tau

Philosophy Class

Phi Sigma Tau is the campus philosophy honorary that serves to award distinction to students having high scholarship and personal interest in philosophy.

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