Philosophers are concerned with fundamental questions about who we are, what we can know, how we should live, and what makes life meaningful. Philosophers attempt to answer these challenging questions, but they also investigate how to think about these topics in the first place. Philosophers study what it means to think critically, and then attempt to apply these methods to help us gain knowledge and better understand ourselves and our world.
At West Liberty, philosophy classes investigate questions like:
- What makes actions right or wrong?
- Do humans have free will?
- What makes something true?
- Does God exist?
- What makes life meaningful?
- What does good reasoning look like?
Philosophy courses promote skills such as:
- critical thinking
- argument assessment
- creative thinking
- examination of values and ideals
- critical reading
West Liberty offers the following minors pertaining to philosophy: