Philosophy

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Perhaps you are one of those people for whom thinking is an art: an exciting and creative journey rather than a tedious chore. But your “art” isn’t something people can see, touch, or hear. It is much harder to quantify. You might say that your art is a desire to see the things humans take for granted and ask “why?” If this describes you, then you are not alone. Throughout human history, millions of people–from the very famous to the very obscure–have immersed themselves in what the classical Greeks referred to as philosophia, or “the love of wisdom.”

Through the Ozarks Philosophy program you will examine the works of philosophers past and present, and in doing so, you will find yourself contemplating the roles of faith and reason in human experience. It’s a unique group, and once you’ve joined them, you too, will find yourself thinking beyond the obvious. You will be a thought artist … a philosopher.

I am from a very small town with some very small-town views on things. Which is fine. But coming here, you learn a different way to think and to process things. That way maybe you can go out, or even back home, and share what you’ve learned. – Jessica Root, Class of 2012

Philosophy is more than just sitting and thinking. It’s the ability to critically analyze information and then apply that knowledge to deepen your understanding of the subject. It doesn’t matter if the subject is Biology, English, or whatever. The ability to think deeply and formulate thoughts and opinions is always attractive.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS DO

President Dunsworth named to APCU board

University of the Ozarks President Richard Dunsworth, J.D., has been elected to the board of directors for the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU).

University awards 87 degrees to Class of 2017

University of the Ozarks awarded 87 bachelor’s degrees to graduating seniors during its 183rd Commencement ceremony, held May 13, on the campus mall.

Rotaract mission trip embodies University values

One of the core values of University of the Ozarks is “the service of all of creation,” and that driving principle was on full display during a recent mission trip to El Salvador by the student organization Rotaract.

“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.”
Socrates