Philosophy seeks to answer life's important questions.
Who am I? What is the meaning of life?
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 critically, logically and clearly
be keen observers
see beyond the obvious
organize and search for similarities and relationships
approach problem solving creatively
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.
A major or minor in
philosophy can easily be integrated with requirements for nearly any
entry-level job; but philosophical training, particularly in its development of
many transferable skills, is especially significant for its long-term benefits
in career advancement.