With a faculty of dedicated and experienced professionals, our Philosophy program aims to challenge and improve your logical and critical-thinking skills.
You will learn about historic thinkers and influential writings that have shaped the world, while creatively engaging in solving some of the most significant problems facing contemporary culture. You will develop the skills to understand and evaluate ideas. Through our philosophy courses, you will refine your perspectives on the importance of ethics, how humans think, and the need to think consistently and clearly. A Philosophy degree prepares you for many career opportunities including law, business, and government.
OUR PHILOSOPHY PROGRAM OFFERS:
- An major in Philosophy leading to a BA (Honours) degree
- A major in Philosophy leading to a BA degree
- A concentration
- A minor
“At TWU I was able to ask any question and be taken seriously by my professors. More than that, they gave me the tools to pursue answers for myself and then encouraged me on that journey. The training in philosophy I received at TWU helped to shape and prepare me for my graduate studies at Oxford.”
CARL HILDEBRAND, PHILOSOPHY D.PHIL., OXFORD
PHIL 103 • Introduction to Logic
An analysis of the use of reasoning in ordinary language. Students are introduced to deductive logic by learning how to recognize arguments by identifying some common fallacies and by learning several methods of assessing the quality of arguments.
PHIL 384 • Suffering and Belief in God
This course explores ways in which the existence of suffering intersects with the concept of an allknowing, all-powerful, perfectly good God. Topics include the logical problem of evil, evidential arguments from suffering, original sin, everlasting suffering, divine providence, and human freedom.
PHIL 490 • Philosophy of Mind
An exploration of mind-body problems through consideration of various philosophical theories on the nature of human consciousness. Why does our most successful means of accounting for the existence and behavior of everything else in our world, namely, the natural sciences, come up short of accounting for our point of view on everything else in our world?
Philosophy graduates are prepared to continue post-graduate studies in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanties focusing on English, History and Philosophy including as a stepping stone to doctoral studies, or a variety of other career options often in the areas of law, research, politics or journalism.