Philosophy

Philosophy
Studying philosophy allows students to study and reflect on life's deeper questions.

As part of the department of theology, philosophy, and classical languages, TLU's philosophy program offers students unparalleled opportunity to explore philosophy in both historical context and practical application as part of a well-rounded liberal arts education.


Issues of ethical and social responsibility are becoming an increasingly important part of corporate dialogue in the workplace. A degree in philosophy shows future employers that you are capable of thinking critically and ethically, that you have the capacity for self-reflection, and that you have respect for the cultural ideals that shape and define us as a society.

Students can publish their ideas and theories in TLU’s Faith & Reason newsletter. Philosophy majors can choose to join several service organizations, including the Alpha Chi honor society. Alpha Chi and the TLU Honors Program collaborate on an annual symposium and academic forum for the campus. Students in the philosophy school are encouraged to participate in the symposium, and to attend seminars, departmental meetings, and lecture series featuring guest philosophers hosted by TLU.

Philosophy Programs

Major in Philosophy for a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree

Minor in Philosophy

Minor in Greek Studies

Minor in Hebrew Studies

Philosophy Faculty

Philip Ruge-Jones

Assoc. Professor, Department Chair

H. David Baer

Assoc. Professor

Jack Davidson

Assistant Professor

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Faith & Reason Newsletter

Spring 2014
Fall 2013
Spring 2013

Past Issues
Spring 2012
Fall 2011

Related Programs & Courses

Classical Languages

Greek Studies

Hebrew Studies

Language Acquisition

Languages Across the Curriculum

Ministry

Theology