Why Study Philosophy
The word “philosophy” relates to Greek words that mean roughly “love of
wisdom.” Philosophy is an academic discipline with a certain history and
content. The content of philosophy courses at Shippensburg is primarily
related to Western philosophers and thinkers.
Why Study Philosophy at Ship
Philosophy is a discipline with characteristic methods and techniques.
The most common technique taught at Shippensburg University is the
analysis, and evaluation of concepts and theories. Our faculty in the History and Philosophy Department
encourage your interests in, and enthusiasm for, intellectual endeavors
and wisdom. Philosophy courses at Ship teach you how to think
critically, understand, analyze, and evaluate concepts and theories.
Studying philosophy helps us to comprehend peoples’ ideas and form
intelligent opinions about them. Therefore, a philosophy minor could
enhance any course of study.
Since philosophy teaches you how to understand, analyze, and evaluate
ideas, it is helpful in any career. A small number of Ship's students
use the minor in philosophy as a stepping-stone to graduate programs in
philosophy. Those students hope to teach philosophy at the university