What is Philosophy?
The Philosophy program of Loyola Marymount University invites students to ask and to pursue, in the company of past and present philosophers, the most fundamental questions: Does God exist? What is so special about being human? What is happiness, and how is it achieved? What is a good life? What is the relation of mind to matter? Is all of reality knowable? Are there objective moral truths? What is a just political system?
The Philosophy major is both challenging and enlightening. It initiates students in the pursuit of wisdom and encourages development of a vision of the world and of an understanding of our place in it. Toward these ends, students acquire the habit of asking fundamental questions and develop the analytical and synthesizing skills required to solve complex problems and to make critical judgments.
What do Philosophy majors do?
Philosophy majors take a core set of courses on the history of philosophical inquiry. Majors supplement these courses with electives chosen from a variety of content areas, including morality, law, politics, natural and social sciences, arts and literature, religion and theology, contemporary movements, major thinkers, and thought and reality. Majors are exposed to both the Western and the Eastern traditions of philosophical inquiry.
Is this major right for you?
A Philosophy major might be for you if you:
- Wonder about the meaning and purpose of life
- Have an interest in the big picture
- Are intrigued by the complexity of the world
- Have a feeling for the power of ideas
- Tend to ask the deeper questions about life
About our faculty
Our faculty members are dedicated teachers and accomplished scholars. Their scholarly interests are diverse. They include ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, virtue theory, philosophy of mind, hermeneutics, environmental philosophy, philosophy of culture, phenomenology, philosophy and film, philosophy of science, and social and political philosophy. Among our faculty are experts in Chinese philosophy, Thomism, Foucault, Heidegger, Ricoeur, Lonergan, Plato, Plotinus, Aristotle, Spinoza, Scotus, Pascal, Hegel, and Kant.
Members of our faculty are active professionals who serve on the editorial boards of philosophical journals, have held or currently hold positions on the governing boards of national philosophical societies and foundations, and produce a steady stream of scholarly books and articles.
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- Symbolic Logic
- Ancient Philosophy
- Modern Philosophy
- Philosophical Inquiry
- Rhetorical Arts
- 48 months
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DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics Liberal Arts View 885 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Common Application and LMU Supplement
- International students are not required to submit the SAT or ACT to complete their application to LMU
- Provide Proof of English Proficiency
- Submit Transcripts
- Submit a letter of recommendation with your application
International52553 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 52553 USD per year during 48 months.
National52553 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 52553 USD per year during 48 months.
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