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Philosophy Minor

The philosopher Wilfred Sellars describes the aim of the discipline as addressing "how things in the broadest possible sense of the term hang together in the broadest possible sense of the term."

Philosophy students explore the nature of human values, the scope and limits of human knowledge, and our most basic assumptions about reality in courses on ethics, political theory, aesthetics, metaphysics, and logic. Upper level classes are small and allow for intensive collaboration with our scholar-teachers on the deepest questions human beings can ask.

Careers for Philosophy Minors

As a Philosophy Minor, you develop your ability to analyze problems and evaluate their solutions, organize ideas, and communicate clearly and persuasively. These skills are transferable from philosophy to the wider world and will equip you to cope with change. The study of philosophy prepares students for careers in law, business, teaching, medicine, the ministry, journalism, and public administration.


Dr. Marc Joseph
Chair, School of English and Philosophy
Martin 336E
Tel: (660) 543-8696

Dr. Brian Brost
Philosophy Program Coordinator
Martin 236H
Tel: (660) 543-8587


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