Philosophy is an engaging minor that has rigorous standards of writing and argumentation. It raises fundamental, enduring questions about ourselves, our obligations, and our world. Philosophy is traditionally understood as a love of the truth. It strives for the truth in its most broad and fundamental forms.

Undergraduate Minor

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Program Summary

As philosophy minors quickly discover, the ideas that seem obvious or beyond question are the ones that need to be questioned most. Most importantly, students learn to apply these skills to their major area of study and to service opportunities beyond the classroom.

The mission is to help philosophy minors develop a critical, reflective and interrogative attitude towards values and beliefs. 

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“Being at Hiram was an enlightening time for me. I was able to experience a wide range of subjects and, most of all, learn more about myself.”

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