A premiere philosophy department
The philosophy department of Calvin College houses one of the finest undergraduate philosophy programs in the nation. Calvin's philosophy department was the undergraduate and/or teaching home of four American Philosophical Association Presidents—Alvin Plantinga, Nicholas Wolterstorff, William Frankena and O. K. Bouwsma.
- To learn more see Nicholas Wolterstorff's history of the department: "How Calvin Fathered a Renaissance in Christian Philosophy."
The department's current faculty includes noted scholars in such fields as philosophy of religion, aesthetics, cultural criticism, ethics & moral philosophy, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, continental philosophy and the history of philosophy who continue to contribute to the life of Christian philosophy—both nationally and internationally.
The philosophy department at Calvin has spent many years building strong ties with philosophers at universities in China. The partnerships that have formed can be seen in the Values and Virtues exchange.