Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Philosophy

Philosophy is the study of knowledge, reason, existence and value. Philosophers carefully consider the nature of the universe, humanity's place in it, the proper conduct of individual and social life, and what we can know.

Why take philosophy at TRU

Studying philosophy involves learning about its methods and history as well as its sub-disciplines — metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of science, philosophy of law, philosophy of rock music, philosophy of sex and love, and so on.

TRU's philosophy faculty teach about all of these and more, and include specialists in continental philosophy, epistemology and the philosophy of mind, ethics and the philosophy of humour, and environmental ethics. Please see the full listing of philosophy courses and descriptions of this semester’s offerings.

Opportunities for students

At TRU there are special opportunities for students like taking part in the Philosophy Club, the Philosophy, History, and Politics Conference, and collaborating with faculty to write research papers, and participating in the Philosophy Department's Annual Philosophy Party.

A number of awards and scholarships are available to TRU philosophy students. More information on these can be found at TRU Awards.

Careers for graduates

Despite its well-earned reputation for abstractness, the study of philosophy is surprisingly practical. » Learn more


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Biomedical Ethics students put philosophy into action by registering blood donors at the TCC.