Dive deep into the greatest and most enduring problems of human existence, drawing from the wells of wisdom and experience in the Christian tradition.
Philosophy literally means “the love of wisdom.” At Calvin, we practice this love in the context of Christian faith, whether you are a philosophy major or want to add skills in critical thinking and careful examination to another discipline. Join the discussion and challenge your understanding of being and knowing, culture and technology, meaning and beauty, ethics and business, and the very nature God.
The world-class philosophy education you’ll get at Calvin is built on a tradition of excellence. Calvin College consistently produces and attracts some of the most influential minds in the discipline.
Presidents of the American Philosophical Association were either alums or teachers in Calvin’s philosophy department.
of 2014 philosophy graduates were employed or in grad school one year after graduation.
of philosophy majors are double majors.
by Andrew Chignell, Terence Cuneo, Matthew C. Halteman
Everyone is talking about food. Chefs are celebrities. "Locavore" and "freegan" have earned spots in the dictionary.
Popular books and films about food production and consumption are exposing the unintended consequences of the standard American diet. Questions about the principles and values that ought to guide decisions about dinner have become urgent for moral, ecological, and health-related reasons. In Philosophy Comes to Dinner, twelve philosophers—some leading voices, some inspiring new ones—join the conversation, and consider issues ranging from the sustainability of modern agriculture, to consumer complicity in animal exploitation, to the pros and cons of alternative diets.
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CALL program empowers seniors to continue their education
Throughout its two decades, the Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning has created a meaningful way for retirees to continue their education.
News & Stories, November 16, 2015
Chase Froese remembered for her adventurous spirit
Chase Froese is remembered by the Calvin community as someone who radiated joy and made you feel like you were the only one in the room.
News & Stories, August 4, 2015
Reasoning with the best in the business
Calvin philosophy majors and professors rubbed shoulders with the top scholars in their field at a recent workshop held on campus.
News & Stories, April 29, 2015
Philosophy prof wins Christianity Today's Book of the Year Award
James K.A. Smith's book on philosopher Charles Taylor receives top honors in CT Magazine's Christianity and Culture category.
News & Stories, January 14, 2015