“The unexamined life is not worth living” is Plato’s famous answer to the importance of studying philosophy. Philosophy spans across time and subject. Philosophers ask all manner of curious questions: What exists? How can we know? What is beauty? How should we act? And yet, we question those answers. What are you curious about?
Philosophy holds a special place, second only to theology, in the Catholic intellectual tradition because of its commitment to exploring the ultimate meaning of life, the place of the human person in relation to all other reality, and the responsibility that each person has toward others. A foundation in philosophy helps people approach their career, or any aspect of their life, in a more reflective way. It can serve students well as a chosen major or as an additional field of study.
Why study Philosophy at TMU?
There’s a world of human thought just waiting to be explored, and those philosophical insights could change the way students see themselves and their career paths. The philosophy program at Thomas More University is designed to help students develop a deeper understanding of human nature, reasoning, freedom, and the philosophical foundation of Christian beliefs. This kind of educational background could lead students to pursue a professional degree or to choose a social, political, legal, or religious position, with some positions requiring advanced degrees.
Each philosophy student at Thomas More has the full attention of three experienced philosophers, who will let students choose coursework to satisfy their own interests and curiosities. The curriculum is flexible, yet historically grounded. Alone or in combination with other majors, a philosophy degree can provide an invaluable basis for careers in law, medicine, politics, humanities, and other professions.