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BA in Philosophy

Why Major in Philosophy?

The BA in Philosophy at Eastern University provides opportunities for collaborative philosophical inquiry on the fundamental questions of existence within the context of "As a philosophy major I was taught the skills of asking critical questions, re-framing issues, considering all sides of an argument, and critical analysis."
       Andrew Zakhari '07
       Philosophy Major
       Substance Abuse Specialist
historical and orthodox Christian faith.

Philosophy trains you to be able to do anything; it opens the world to you. As you become trained in writing, speaking, research, and logic, you become trained to do anything you want. As a result, philosophy majors go on to immediate work in teaching, business, and the non-profit sector, or to graduate school in philosophy, literature, economics, mathematics, the ministry, law, and business.

Plus, you become a free human being—no small thing in itself.

We’re not alone in thinking that you will be able to find work. See the following articles:  

Why Major in Philosophy at Eastern?

  • Participate in the Philosophy club, reading groups, close interaction with professors, evening lectures and discussions, and a close community of other students,
  • Investigate philosophy in lively conversation with faith
  • Active, engaging, rigorous classroom discussion and questioning
  • Distinguished faculty hold top degrees and actively publish on Christian thought and theology, ethics, evangelicalism, political philosophy, and literature
  • Research and travel opportunities with the EU Philosophical Society and Agora Institute
  • Opportunity for study at other universities, in Philadelphia and around the world
  • Areas of Study: Faith and Philosophy; History of Philosophy (Ancient, Medieval, Modern, Continental); Philosophy of Literature; Ethics and Justice; Art and Culture; Introduction to philosophy; Logic; Philosophy of Religion; Aesthetics

Featured Faculty Member

Phil Cary, Ph.D

Dr. Cary is Professor of Philosophy, as well as Scholar-in-Residence at the Templeton Honors College.  Dr. Cary is known for his many taped lecture series published by The Great Courses, including courses on Augustine, Luther and the history of Christian theology.  He has also authored three books on Augustine published by Oxford University Press, a commentary on the book of Jonah (Brazos Press) and a book on popular spirituality, Good News for Anxious Christians: Ten Practical Things You Don't Have to Do (also Brazos Press).  Dr. Cary’s next book is Does God Have a Strategy?, a dialogue with co-author Jean-François Phelizon, which will be published by Wipf & Stock. 

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