Department of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy

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Creighton University
Department of Philosophy
Dowling Hall (Humanities Building) 1st Floor
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178 USA

Chloe Meyer
Administrative Assistant
ChloeMeyer@creighton.edu
Phone: 402.280.2834
Fax: 402.280.3359
Office: DHHC 105

The Department of Philosophy at Creighton University is concerned to arouse and sustain a sense of wonder in students, to acquaint them with the main problems and historical periods in philosophy, to help them form the habit of rigorous and clear thinking, and to prepare them to make philosophically mature decisions during the course of a lifetime.

Philosophy uncovers truths by seeking illuminating concepts, investigating traditions, constructing arguments and testing assumptions, as well as by building, criticizing, and contemplating worldviews.  It investigates the nature of goodness, beauty, and justice, and explores the routes by which we and our world might become better and more just.

The Creighton University Department of Philosophy is committed to teaching and scholarship in both the history and problems of philosophy: students must be educated in both in order to grasp the traditions and complexities of their world.  This education affords students the basis for integrating what they learn in other disciplines at Creighton University with what they learn throughout their lives.  It should, therefore, form a basis for a lifetime of learning.

Philosophy Major Programs

Philosophy Major Programs

Updated April 23, 2015

The Creighton University Department of Philosophy is committed to teaching and scholarship in both the history and problems of philosophy: students must be educated in both in order to grasp the traditions and complexities of their world. Students may complete the B. A., Major in Philosophy, program with or without a specialization in ethics. Upon completion of the major program, all students will fulfill each of the following learning objectives:

1. Philosophical Knowledge
a. Knowledge of the History of Philosophy: Students will analyze and evaluate the ideas and arguments of some major philosophers of the past in the context of the history of philosophy in which those ideas and arguments developed.
b. Knowledge of the Problems of Philosophy: Students will analyze and evaluate contrasting approaches to some fundamental problems in philosophy.

2. Philosophical Skills: Students will formulate and defend a position on a philosophical issue on their own.
3.
Philosophical Virtues: Students will express the virtues of humility, respectfulness, good judgment, courage and perseverance in their written work.

Declare A Major

You can view or download the program listing for B. A., Major in Philosophy  (36 credits) and B. A., Major in Philosophy with Specialization in Ethics (36 credits) here.  Future course offerings can be found here.

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Philosophy Minor Programs

Philosophy Minor Programs

The Department of Philosophy sponsors three minor programs of study, which are described below. Students may declare a minor program by clicking the following:

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Philosophy Minor (18 credits)

Program Description. The study of philosophy involves both understanding how philosophers of the past have approached a variety of philosophical problems and understanding how a single set of related philosophical problems could be approached in a variety of different ways. Students study both the history and the problems of philosophy.
Program Contact. Dr. Elizabeth Cooke, Chair of Philosophy

Future course offerings can be found here.