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Philosophy

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Major or Minor in

Philosophy

Are you inquisitive and like to get to the bottom of things — even what may seem bottomless? Then philosophy is your ticket. Learn how to think and question rigorously and originally, become a sophisticated reader, and write with clarity, depth and coherence. Philosophy majors place at the very top in graduate admission exams and are valued in a wide range of careers for their versatility and intellectual awareness.

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As a philosophy major at Linfield

you might take:

Sport, Philosophy and Society

Explore the world of sports and games from multiple perspectives and with hands-on activities to better understand the role they play in your life and in society. (PHIL 210)

Dinosaur Philosophy

Make dinosaurs your philosophical guides as you examine how to categorize them, learn about how they went extinct, and ponder whether they can be resurrected. (PHIL 220)

Social and Political Philosophy

Investigate topics such as order and revolution, peace and justice, freedom and liberty, power and authority, or diversity, equity and civility according to historical and contemporary thinkers. (PHIL 365)

Studying philosophy at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a competence in principles of correct reasoning.

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  • Demonstrate competence in understanding at least two major historical periods in Western philosophy.

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  • Demonstrate competence in understanding at least two topical areas in philosophy.

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  • Develop competence in understanding major motifs in both Western and non-Western philosophy.

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  • Demonstrate an ability to analyze and construct philosophical arguments through the writing of analytic and creative research papers and reflection essays.

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Jesus Ilundain-Agurruza
Professor and Department Chair
TJ Day Hall
503-883-2362
jilunda@linfield.edu