Welcome to Philosophy at Wilfrid Laurier University
Welcome to the Department of Philosophy. Philosophy is the study of fundamental ideas-ideas upon which many other ideas depend. Philosophers are concerned with such questions as, "Does God exist?" "Are human beings free?" "Is there such a thing as a soul, or are we entirely physical beings?" "What is truth?" "Which actions are morally good?" These questions deal with fundamental ideas in the sense that how we answer them has important implications both for what we should believe and how we should act.
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For those of you pondering a career in teaching, please note that the Ontario College of Teachers has now declared Philosophy a "teachable" subject. This means that university students with a degree in Philosophy are eligible to apply for admission to one of the Province's 30 faculties of education on the strength of that degree alone. Just one more reason to become a Philosophy major. But there are many more, including the fact that on average Philosophy majors do appreciably better than most other students on both the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) and the LSAT (Law School Admission Test). For more information on these facts, on our graduate and undergraduate programs, or on the nature of philosophy itself, please explore the links to the left.
Department of Philosophy