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Philosophy

Overview

Philosophy uniquely provides several avenues for better understanding of and interacting with our world Philosophy gives us techniques for comprehending the most important questions underpinning science, religion, art and the conduct of our lives. By studying philosophy, our thinking becomes more reasonable and articulate, allowing us to make more responsible career choices and to make our lives more fulfilling and meaningful. It also enables us to distinguish between facts supported by rigorous evidence and assumptions supported by hearsay or opinion.

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Why Choose Philosophy at TMCC?

TMCC offers several Philosophy courses that serve the diverse needs of the community and the academic needs of students who are majoring in many fields. Students can find classes that are offered in in-person, hybrid and online modalities to fit their schedules.

What Will I Study?

In a Philosophy class, we read works that have tried to answer questions about the meaning of our world and our existence. In so doing, we examine religious beliefs and philosophies of different cultures and of different times.

Students will be introduced to ethics, political theory, metaphysics and epistemology, logical thinking, common fallacies, while practicing techniques of persuasion, correct reasoning and argumentation, among other rhetorical techniques.

Philosophy courses can also explore specific applications of the discipline including the philosophy of the arts, world religions, science and contemporary moral issues across ancient philosophy (beginning in the sixth century B.C.E. to major modern thinkers up to the 18th century.

Career Paths

Career Paths for Philosophy Majors:

  • Business Management
  • Information Technology
  • Legal Professions
  • Government Service
  • Public Policy Analysis and Development
  • Teaching at the Primary, Secondary and University levels
  • Medicine
  • Social work
  • the Ministry