Hiram College

Philosophy Minor

Traditional Undergraduate

Developing critical thinking skills

Philosophy is an engaging, challenging minor that has rigorous standards of writing and argumentation. It raises the most fundamental and enduring questions about ourselves, our obligations, and our world.


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 StudiesPolitical SciencePerforming 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.

Opportunities for Philosophy Minors

  • Diversity & Culture

    Within the Office of Student Life, we offer several support functions, services, and opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds and to those interested engaging in the backgrounds of others.

Colin Anderson Headshot

Colin Anderson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Director of Hiram Connect
George and Arlene Foote Chair in Ethics and Values

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