Philosophy | Bethel College
Philosophybegins to marvel,as Socrates said.Philosophymeans itselflove of wisdom.Reflexively and systematically, the philosopher asks: What can I know? What is the most real? Which values and standards of conduct are the most justifiable? What is the ultimate meaning of life?
In philosophy courses, you will examine the fascinating frontiers and the boundaries between philosophy and each of the liberal arts and sciences.
You will shed philosophical light on everyday issues and concerns in popular culture, such as abortion, physician-assisted suicide, same-sex marriage, humanitarian aid, and the evolution of smart design. Courses in which cultural issues of everyday life are discussed will give you a much deeper and more sophisticated understanding than ever before.
You will read the true philosophy (from Plato Republic, Descartes Meditations, by Searle Spirit, language and society, among others) that connects you with the excitement and intrigue of the discipline like few secondary texts can. You will find that you are able to understand difficult, complex and deep content – more than that, you will find that whatever you gain by reading such material is worth it.