Department of Philosophy

Philosophy students evaluate principles of conduct, develop standards of evidence, and learn methods for resolving conflicts and appraising arguments. The curriculum covers traditional areas of philosophy such as ethics and logic and also offers courses such as Philosophy of Culture and Biomedical Ethics.

Trinity’s department of philosophy offers courses in both the history of philosophy and all of its main subfields. Some of the world's best philosophers visit the department each year, providing students the opportunity to discuss ideas with philosophers whose works they are likely to be studying in class.

A degree in philosophy prepares students to pursue the Ph.D. in philosophy or advanced law or medical degrees. Many students who major in philosophy also major in other disciplines, including English, classical studies, psychology, computer science, and chemistry.