What is philosophy?
Who am I?
Why am I here?
Does my life have meaning?
In the classical
sense, philosophy represents an ongoing inquiry into the most basic
issues of human existence. Plato, for instance, viewed philosophy as the
pursuit of truth, beauty and justice. More broadly, whatever concerns
people, concerns philosophy.
General topics include:
Human values and morality
Existence of God
government and citizenship
Nature of reality apart from what it appears to be
University’s philosophy program prepares individuals to use ideas and theories to
address real world issues in such realms as education, business, law, public
policy, health care and the environment.
courses at The University of Findlay are consciously designed to be relevant
for students, regardless of the person’s occupational or career interests. This
process allows students to develop their skills of comprehension, communication
meaningful classroom discussion and interaction are experienced through small
All philosophy courses teach valuable skills that employers
are looking for.
Students are taught to:
think logically and clearly
be keen observers
dig beneath the surface when necessary
analyze and evaluate information
organize and relate ideas within a larger context
be creative and imaginative in problem solving
may select a major or minor in applied philosophy or a minor in applied
ethics. Also, individualized programs of study can be created in
consultation with a faculty adviser.