Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Toledo

philosophy and religious studies programs

Why Philosophy?

Philosophy is central to the intellectual life of the university, and is indispensable to a well-rounded education. It asks questions--What kinds of lives are "good lives"? What is true and how do we tell the difference between the true and the false? Why is there something rather than nothing? And so on--that focus our thinking through the development of skills with language and logic, and change our lives by transforming our ideas and values. Philosophy is an antidote to commercialism,  unreflective professionalization, and apathy: it enhances freedom by promoting critical and engaged conversation, and it gives thinking context and orientation that are at the foundation of a rich and happy life.

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toledo is historically oriented, pluralistic department with an outstanding faculty and vibrant graduate program. Our undergraduate program exposes students from all majors to the richness of philosophical thought and the importance of critical thinking, and it gives its majors a deep and broad education in diverse philosophical traditions. more...

Religious Studies

Students with an interest in the academic study of religion can pursue an interdisciplinary Bachelor's degree in Religious Studies  Read more...

American Philosophy

The department is home to the University's American Studies program and to one of the nation's foremost scholars of American philosophy. more...


Program Offerings in Philosophy and Religious Studies

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Philosophy Program             Religious Studies Program

Graduate Program (MA)
Graduate students in philosophy can do extensive work in the history of philosophy and in a variety of traditions. more... The philosophy faculty represent a variety of traditions in philosophy. more...


Last Updated: 6/27/22