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Westminster's Philosophy Program

Why Study Philosophy at Westminster?

Our Philosophy program provides students with the critical and philosophical thinking skills necessary to examine human systems of value, knowledge, and belief, and to make rational analyses of ideas fundamental to living thoughtfully in the world.

Philosophy is an excellent choice of study for pre-law students, as preparation for graduate school in philosophy, as a minor or second major for liberal arts students preparing for graduate school, and for anyone who would benefit from a discipline of clear thinking, writing, and problem solving in the pursuit of wisdom. Our students have continued their studies in many prestigious institutions, such as the London School of Economics, Binghamton, Cornell, University of Arizona, Tufts University.


The Westminster Difference:

  • Small classes provide the opportunity for serious and in-depth philosophical exchange between students and teachers.

  • Every year Westminster offers the Tanner-McMurrin Lecture on the History and Philosophy of Religion bringing notable scholars in history and philosophy of religion to the college.

  • Seminars provide opportunities for research and analysis of specific topics in philosophy or religion, leading to the development of a senior thesis.


The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. - Aristotle


The energy of the mind is the essence of life. - Aristotle


Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all. - Hypatia


The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life. - Plato


Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language - Ludwig Wittgenstein