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Philosophy Minor

Philosophy explores fundamental questions about the nature of reality, human knowledge, and moral values.

Total Credit Hours: 18

Philosophy Courses (6 Hours)

Language and Logic or Modern Logic (3 Hours)

Philosophy Course or History of Philosophy sequence (3 Hours)

Philosophy Electives (6 Hours)

What You'll Study

In philosophy, students grapple with some of the deepest questions we face as human beings: What is the world really like?  How do we know?  How should we live our lives?  The aim of a philosophical education is not to enforce one particular set of views, but to help students engage with a range of historical and contemporary perspectives as they reflect on their own beliefs.  Along the way, philosophical study teaches vital skills: how to think carefully about big ideas, analyze and critically assess arguments, and write clearly about complex topics.

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Interested in learning  philosophies of other cultures, and gather insight of the mysteries of human life? Contact:


Hannah Wildman Short
222 Major Williams
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060
540-231-5760
whann79@vt.edu