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"The unexamined life is not worth living"
(The Greek philosopher Socrates, 5th
Philosophy is literally “the love of wisdom.” The formal study of philosophy includes questions about the nature of reality, the nature of truth, the essence of beauty, the study of ethics, logical thinking, and politics. Philosophy courses at Bay College encompass the history of thought and religious ideas from early Greek, Middle Eastern, and South Asian societies to current philosophical trends of the modern period. Historically based, they offer students an opportunity to cultivate analytical, critical, creative, and interpretative thinking and writing skills.
Current offerings in Philosophy:
- Introduction to Western Philosophy (PHIL 201)
- Introduction to Eastern Philosophy (PHIL 202)
- Introduction to World Religions (PHIL 230)
Careers for students with backgrounds in philosophy include teaching, government and foreign service, science, medicine, law, theology, and business.