Socrates claimed that the unexamined life is not worth living which has inspired the western tradition's greatest philosophers as well as the most influential of today's thinkers. As a philosophy major, this tradition will provide you the basis for your own examinations of questions like: “What is beauty?”, “What is the moral life?”, “What is the best way to organize our society?”, “Does God exist?”, or “What is the ultimate nature of reality?” to name a few. The pursuit of philosophical wisdom will help you develop critical thinking and communication skills that will be invaluable in whatever career you might choose. Visit the LHU department of Philosophy website.
The Ethics Center
The Ethics Center encourages dialogue among students, faculty and the community regarding a range of contemporary ethical issues. Recently, the focus has been on ethics in professions such as business, education, and health care. The Ethics Center shows films, hosts speakers, and co-sponsors an undergraduate essay competition each year.
All philosophy professors hold doctoral degrees and have a broad range of teaching and research interests. Several have received awards for excellence in teaching and mentoring. Your small classes will be taught by these professors, not graduate assistants.
Dr. Daniel C. Shaw, Professor
Office: Raub 412 email@example.com
Dr. Joan Whitman Hoff
Ethics Center / Professor
Office: Raub 311 firstname.lastname@example.org
Many philosophy majors go on to graduate school with the goal of teaching in a college or university. A growing number of others are pursuing careers in a variety of fields where their communications and critical thinking skills are in high demand such as business, education, government, health care, journalism, law, religious ministry and social work.
The Stevenson Library is interfaced with the PASSHE state library network allowing access to millions of volumes and research materials. Classrooms are also equipped with SmartBoards allowing PowerPoint presentations and interfacing with the Internet.