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Lovers of Wisdom

Are you considering a career in law, publishing, academia, public service, or ministry? Graduates of Taylor’s philosophy program have gone on to become leaders in all of these fields. They are attorneys, pastors, college professors, authors, editors, coaches, missionaries, and business entrepreneurs.

Taylor’s philosophy program develops skills in critical thinking, textual analysis and moral reasoning, as students explore worldviews, the history of ideas, and the foundations of human thought. The philosophy program digs deep into the core of liberal arts education, effectively preparing our students to excel in graduate school and their careers.

Philosophy means “love of wisdom”and that is what you develop at Taylor. We provide rigorous and rewarding training involving the mind and the heart. You won’t just learn in the classroom -- you will learn what it means to be a truly virtuous person by interacting in our community, attending conferences, participating in our Ethics Bowl program, and being mentored by our professors.

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Dr. Spiegel discusses the Philosophy program at Taylor University.

Would you like to learn more about our program? Watch our clips from faculty. Check out our degrees and majors. Or better yet, schedule a campus visit and see for yourself.

In this video clip, Dr. Jim Spiegel, Professor of Philosophy & Religion, discusses the training students receive from being in the philosophy program. This includes the critical thinking skills gained from participation in the Ethics Bowl.


Dr. Diller describes the type of student that would thrive in Taylor's Philosophy department."[You] don't need to be a brainiac or nerd to take Philosophy classes at TU," Dr. Kevin Diller describes the type of student that would thrive in Taylor's Philosophy department.


Dr. Seeman discusses how Taylor faculty prioritize connecting with students.Dr. Seeman discusses how Taylor faculty prioritize connecting with students.



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Ethics Bowl team qualifies for nationals for the sixth consecutive year

Published: November 04, 2014

Taylor University Ethics Bowl team places second in regional championship and qualifies for the National Ethics Bowl Competition.

New Major in Political Science, Philosophy and Economics Begins in the Fall

Published: February 21, 2014

Taylor University will launch a new major – Political Science, Philosophy and Economics – at the start of the Fall 2014 Semester.

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