Department of Philosophy

 The unexamined life is not worth living.
- Socrates


Philosophy, which means literally "the love of wisdom," investigates and systematizes various views about the principles that underlie thought, conduct, and the nature of reality. In its search for meaning and truth, philosophy explores the foundations upon which belief and behaviour are built. Because philosophy is concerned both with what humans have thought and with how humans think, the student of philosophy attempts to gain some perspective of the history of ideas, as well as being concerned about the need to think consistently and clearly.


TWU DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY OFFERS:

• an Honours program in Philosophy;
• a major in Philosophy, leading to a B.A. degree;
• minors and concentrations in Philosophy

 


WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A PHILOSOPHY DEGREE?

Opportunities for graduates are varied, and include careers in teaching, advertising, research, politics, law (with further studies), international work, theology (with further studies), and public service and technical writing.

 

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