Philosophy majors are ‘a happy lot’. According to a BBC News report, they have the highest “overall satisfaction” in their university education—more than “history, archeology, physical science, biology, and English-based studies” (link). Not only do they learn to think and reason critically—a skill that makes them out score virtually every other discipline on admission tests to prestigious graduate programs (link)—but philosophy majors also have the unique opportunity to explore the answers to life’s ultimate questions with the world’s greatest philosophers: Plato, Aquinas, Descartes, and a host of others.
Tyndale Philosophy is about these things and more. Our aim is to train you to think about the world and its intellectual and moral complexities as the Lord himself thinks about them. As the Apostle Paul warns, we are not to “conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but instead be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Roman 12:2). In your courses with us, you will be encouraged to develop the intellectual skills to love God with your mind, while being equipped to pursue further university work in such areas as philosophy, ethics, law, education, business, and theology.
We hope you will be encouraged to read further on our website, and catch a glimpse of our unique vision and the teaching, scholarship, and student success that has flowed from it.
Blessings in Christ,
W. Paul Franks (Department Chair)