The heart of philosophy does not consist in filling the “container mind” with facts, but in shaping the “active mind” so that it ranges widely, penetrates deeply and judges critically. These habits of mind obviously have currency in many career fields and leadership positions. They also foster enlightened citizenship, immunize against hype, and, generally, lengthen the list of things a person can understand and enjoy in living his or her life, whatever specific career path is taken.

Why Study Philosophy at Eastern?

Whether you get hooked from a Philosophy First Year Experience course or transfer to complete your major, our program is a welcoming, pluralistic course of study that focuses on the history of philosophy, social justice, and public philosophy.

Affordable Education

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Small Class Sizes

Most classes are limited to 15-25 students, which allows professors to devote time to individual students.

Excellent Job Opportunities

Our graduates have a great record of finding employment soon after graduation.

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Philosophy grows out of a sense of questioning wonder and continually asks:

  • What do you mean?
  • How do you know that?
  • Why do you so believe?
"Education does not take root in the soul unless one goes deep." - Protagoras c. 450 BC

Careers for Philosophy Majors

The study of philosophy leads to many career opportunities:



Public Administration