Philosophy

Please note that we are not currently admitting a cohort to this program. However, philosophy courses are available. 

Why study Philosophy?

Traditionally, philosophy is defined as rational inquiry into first causes and first principles; it considers comprehensive explanations and the most basic truths presupposed by every form of human knowing. For example, philosophers seek to understand reason, logic, truth, nature, life, being, goodness, and the human person, among many other topics. The philosophy major at Aquinas College gives students the opportunity to pursue this discipline in an intellectually rigorous program inspired by the insights and method of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Meet the Faculty

Ben Smith

Benjamin L. Smith, Ph.D. Associate Professor, PhilosophyArts & Sciences (615) 297-7545 x491

Ph.D., University of St. Thomas – Houston
M.A., Catholic University of America
B.A., Belmont University

Dr. Smith is the founder and faculty sponsor of the Socratic Club. His interests include Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Political Philosophy, and Logic.