Professsor: Donald W. Viney
Assistant Professor: James McBain
Pythagoras is said to have coined the word philosophy which to the Greeks meant being a friend of wisdom. While wisdom is intrinsically valuable and philosophy has traditionally been a central element in a liberal education, a philosophy minor also can provide students with transferable skills relevant to vocational success. Students not only can be exposed to the nature of ethics and aesthetics but also to logic and how one comes to understand the limits of truth, knowledge, and intellectual justification. Philosophy trains the individual to think rigorously and precisely, traits which are an especially good preparation for law school, as well as those professions in which the identification and solving of problems are important components of vocational success.
The six hours chosen from PHIL 310, PHIL 311 and PHIL 312 cannot be used as part of this 12 hours.