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Philosophy

The philosopher creates,
he doesn't reflect.
Gilles Deleuze

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Philosophy explores some of the most fundamental and perennial questions such as:
How should we act? What is truth? What is beauty?
What can we know? Are we free? In this program, students examine attempts to answer these and other basic questions by considering the contributions of some of history's most inventive and critical minds. 

  • You will develop a well-rounded understanding of philosophy's central debates and will examine the practical applications of philosophical theories and methods to contemporary political and social issues.
  • You will acquire the intellectual insights and the analytical, critical-thinking, abstract-reasoning, and problem-solving skills needed to excel in a variety of professional careers in our knowledge-based economy.
  • Ryerson offers a variety of Minors, such as in Psychology, Law, Politics, History, and Business Essentials, that will complement your studies in Philosophy and enhance your career preparation.
  • After graduation, pursue career opportunities with employers in the private, public, and non-profit sectors that value critical analysis and problem-solving skills; or engage in post-graduate studies in Philosophy, Law, or teaching.