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Philosophy

Experience philosophy through a variety of events including the annual Ryle Lecture series, and become part of a vibrant philosophical community by joining Trent’s oldest undergraduate club, the Philosophical Society.
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The study of Philosophy can shed light on some of the most fundamental and important questions we ask as individuals and as a species. At Trent, you’ll explore your place in the world, the nature of reality, the meaning of human existence, and the limits of knowledge. By developing your own philosophical position, you’ll also cultivate your ability to reason logically, question commonly-held assumptions, and ultimately develop a worldview that does justice to the complexity of life.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A.
  • B.A. (Honours)

Locations:

  • Durham GTA
  • Peterborough

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Resume Boosters:

  • Put your work on display at the Trent Philosophy Society’s annual student symposium
  • Enjoy generous awards and scholarships available exclusively to Philosophy majors
  • Interact with our strong network of Philosophy alumni that stop in from time to time, including Yann Martel, best-selling author of Life of Pi (now an Oscar winning film)
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Popular Courses:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Love and Desire
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Death
  • Moral Issues
  • Philosophy of Emotion
  • Cyberethics
  • Biomedical Ethics
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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