Philosophy and Religion
Philosophy is the use of reason to gain a deeper understanding of fundamental questions that bear on the human condition. The philosophy program at IU Northwest is designed to contribute to the intellectual training of its undergraduate students and to acquaint them with the most important developments in the history of ideas. Courses in the program emphasize clear and cogent thinking about fundamental problems, locate the origins of these problems in the writings of the great philosophers, and provide in-depth examinations of proposed solutions.
The program boasts full-time faculty members trained in a broad array of philosophical concentrations and who possess unique strengths in the history of philosophy, ethics (both general and applied), theory of human rights, philosophy of law, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion. Faculty members have a very active research agenda as well and have published their work in nationally and internationally recognized journals.