Who are Hiram’s Philosophy Minor Students?
Philosophy is traditionally understood as a love of the truth. It strives for the truth in its most broad and fundamental forms. As our philosophy minors quickly discover, the ideas that seem obvious or beyond question are the ones that need to be questioned most. Most importantly, they learn to apply these skills to their major area of study and to service opportunities beyond the classroom. They may choose to major or double minor in Entrepreneurship; International Studies; Political Science; Performing Arts; Creative Writing; Classical & Medieval Studies; Crime, Law & Justice; or one of the other programs that Hiram has to offer.
Our Philosophy Program
Our mission is to help philosophy minors develop a critical, reflective and interrogative attitude towards values and beliefs. Our curriculum is grounded in the careful study of primary texts from the history of philosophy so students understand significant and enduring questions, arguments, and texts of the history of philosophical thought. The program also involves the rigorous examination of contemporary ethical problems we face every day.