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Philosophy literally means “the love of wisdom.” At Calvin, we practice this love in the context of Christian faith, whether you are a philosophy major or want to add skills in critical thinking and careful examination to another discipline. Join the discussion and challenge your understanding of being and knowing, culture and technology, meaning and beauty, ethics and business, and the very nature of God.

The world-class philosophy education you’ll get at Calvin is built on a tradition of excellence. Calvin University consistently produces and attracts some of the most influential minds in the discipline.

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  • 4

    Presidents of the American Philosophical Association were either alums or teachers in Calvin’s philosophy department.

  • 100%

    of 2016 philosophy graduates were employed or in grad school one year after graduation.

  • >50%

    of philosophy majors are double majors.

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Medieval Philosophy

by Christina Van Dyke

The Middle Ages saw a great flourishing of philosophy. Now, to help students and researchers make sense of the gargantuan—and, often, dauntingly complex—body of literature on the main traditions of thinking that stem from the Greek heritage of late antiquity, this new four-volume collection is the latest addition to Routledge’s acclaimed Critical Concepts in Philosophy series. Christina Van Dyke of Calvin University, USA, and an editor of the Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy, has carefully assembled classic contributions, as well as more recent work, to create a one-stop ‘mini library’ of the best and most influential scholarship.

With a comprehensive index and a useful synoptic introduction newly written by the editor, Medieval Philosophy will be welcomed as an indispensable resource for reference and research.

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