The study of philosophy encourages students to think deeply and critically about reality, our relationship to the world, reasoning, and values. The Ethics Minor combines a focus on questions about how we ought to live our lives with the flexibility to pursue your personal philosophical interests.
What You'll Study
A wide-ranging examination of areas such as environmental, political, and social ethics
Faculty bring a wide variety of perspectives to the field.
The Philosophy faculty have a wide variety of interests, including metaphysics, epistemology, theoretical and applied ethics, aesthetics, the history of philosophy, and public philosophy (e.g., philosophy for children).
Explore your interests through research, internships, and more.
Faculty encourage students to attend philosophy conferences and submit their work to reputable undergraduate journals. Undergraduate philosophy...
Philosophy for Children
In a unique service-learning class, students learn the theory and practice of teaching philosophy to children. Students...
The student-led Philosophy Club is open to all Trinity students and meets regularly to hold discussions and socialize with other students interested...
Annual Hemlock Award for Best Philosophical Essay
Each year, the Philosophy faculty recognize outstanding philosophical work by awarding the...
Stieren Arts Enrichment Series
The annual Stieren Arts Enrichment Series hosts an array of artistic talent, but also features an internationally...
When You Graduate
Philosophy prepares you for a good life – in every respect
Philosophy builds skills in critical thinking, comprehension, problem solving, and oral and written communication that are essential for any career, and also enables you to critically consider the values that will guide you through life.
- Information Science
- Policy and Law
- Social Work
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