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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Philosophy, B.A.


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The purpose of the Philosophy Program is to acquaint the student with the field of philosophy, including its relevance to the formation of a Christian worldview. In this process, philosophy becomes an important element in preparation for both meaningful vocation and general intellectual life.

The curriculum in philosophy acquaints the student with the history of philosophy, the world’s great philosophers, basic schools of thought, key areas of philosophy, and the classic questions in the field. In addition to the information conveyed in the curriculum, philosophy at Asbury seeks to develop key cognitive skills in the student: clear thinking, analysis, logical argumentation, critique. Beyond the level of skill acquisition, the curriculum is also designed to nurture the higher intellectual functions of understanding and valuing, which have traditionally been associated with wisdom.

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