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Philosophy at Dordt

Be challenged. Be changed.


Are you curious about how you and others think? If so, philosophy may be the major for you.

Our faculty will help you develop your reasoning, researching, and evaluating skills by having you explore underlying questions about why people do what they do, what motivates people, and more. You'll learn to think critically and be introduced to past and contemporary philosophical thought.

Plus, you won't just learn about philosophers—our program will emphasize a biblical worldview and introduce you to a reformed, Christian philosophy. You'll be prepared to tackle life with a deeper understanding of the way it works.

Program Options

Our philosophy program is built on the core program. You'll examine your basic assumptions, survey the history of philosophy, study a biblical basis for a reformational worldview, and discuss what it is to "know."

Personalize your study by taking an individual studies course. You and your advisor will select a subject you'd like to learn more about; you'll then spend a semester researching and studying the topic under the supervision of a professor.

Co-curricular activities, such as Philosophy Club, lectures, films, and discussions, give an opportunity to talk about current issues and ideas. Some of the most thoughtful and provocative contributions to the student newspaper have come from philosophy students.

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