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Philosophy

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Major or Minor in

Philosophy

Philosophy is an eminently practical field, one that develops sound judgment and intellectual flexibility among its students. As a philosophy major at Linfield, you will take your natural inquisitiveness and will learn to think and question rigorously and originally by engaging with the history’s greatest thinkers, expert faculty, and student colleagues. Philosophy majors place at the very top in graduate admission exams and are valued in a wide range of careers.

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As a philosophy major at Linfield

you might take:

Sport, Philosophy and Society

Explore the world of sports and games with hands-on activities to better understand the role they play in your life and in society. (PHIL 210)

Dinosaur Philosophy

Learn contemporary philosophical themes through the study of dinosaurs. (PHIL 220)

Social and Political Philosophy

Investigate topics such as order and revolution, peace and justice, freedom and liberty, power and authority, or diversity, equity and civility according to historical and contemporary thinkers. (PHIL 365)

Studying religious studies at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a competence in principles of correct reasoning

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  • Demonstrate competence in understanding at least two major historical periods in Western philosophy
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  • Demonstrate competence in understanding at least two topical areas in philosophy

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  • Develop competence in understanding major motifs in both Western and non-Western philosophy

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  • Demonstrate an ability to analyze and construct philosophical arguments through the writing of analytic and creative research papers and reflection essays
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Jesus Ilundain-Agurruza
Jesus Ilundain-Agurruza
Professor, Department Chair
TJ Day
503-883-2362
jilunda@linfield.edu