Can we know anything with certainty? Are there absolute moral values? What is human nature? What is truth? 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.
Learning to think carefully and critically is the best skill you can learn at university, and the Philosophy department at Laurier is an ideal place to acquire these skills. Our goal and our teaching philosophy are to provide you with the ability to think about the great questions and concerns in society and to express yourself with clarity and precision.
From tutorials in first-year courses to small senior seminars, you will benefit from close interaction with your instructors and develop the abilities to think carefully and critically, and to discuss ideas and arguments effectively.
Because philosophy provides such a comprehensive undergraduate foundation, our graduates have the freedom to pursue a variety of professions or graduate degrees. Some examples include:
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