Lovers of wisdom

Are you considering a career in law, publishing, academia, public service, or ministry? Graduates of Taylor’s philosophy program have gone on to become leaders in all of these fields. They are attorneys, pastors, college professors, authors, editors, coaches, missionaries, and business entrepreneurs.

Taylor’s philosophy program develops skills in critical thinking, textual analysis and moral reasoning, as students explore worldviews, the history of ideas, and the foundations of human thought. The philosophy program digs deep into the core of liberal arts education, effectively preparing our students to excel in graduate school and their careers.

Philosophy means “love of wisdom”and that is what you develop at Taylor. We provide rigorous and rewarding training involving the mind and the heart. You'll start by learning in classrooms in Reade Liberal Arts Center -- and you'll learn what it means to be a truly virtuous person by interacting in our community, attending conferences, participating in our Ethics Bowl program, and being mentored by our professors.

Take the next step

Dr. Spiegel discusses the Philosophy program at Taylor University.

Would you like to learn more about our program? Watch our clips from faculty. Check out our degrees and majors. Or better yet, schedule a campus visit and see for yourself.

In this video clip, Dr. Jim Spiegel, Professor of Philosophy & Religion, discusses the training students receive from being in the philosophy program. This includes the critical thinking skills gained from participation in the Ethics Bowl.

Dr. Diller describes the type of student that would thrive in Taylor's Philosophy department."[You] don't need to be a brainiac or nerd to take Philosophy classes at TU," Dr. Kevin Diller describes the type of student that would thrive in Taylor's Philosophy department.

Dr. Seeman discusses how Taylor faculty prioritize connecting with students.Dr. Seeman discusses how Taylor faculty prioritize connecting with students.

Philosophy news

Is Religious Faith Reasonable? is the subject of Two Debates Next Week

Published: April 13, 2018

The nature and veracity of religious faith will be the subject of two debates next week – one in the Indianapolis area, and the other in Fort Wayne – between a Christian scholar and secular author. "Is Religious Faith Reasonable?" is the title of the debates, both featuring Dr. James Spiegel, Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Taylor University, and author and philosopher John W. Loftus.

Taylor Ethics Bowl Teams Place 2 in Region’s Top 5; Returning to Nationals

Published: November 14, 2017

The Taylor University Ethics Bowl team, the 2015 National Champion and winner of 33 of its last 36 matches, is returning to the National Ethics Bowl Tournament. It marks the eighth straight year the Taylor Ethics Bowl team has qualified for nationals.

View More News