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Philosophy

Philosophy

Erskine’s philosophy program examines the Western philosophical tradition and explores its relationship to a Christian worldview. You will engage the major problems and concerns of philosophy, including the existence of God, the basis and limits of knowledge, the purpose of human existence, and the standards for human conduct.

Your studies will foster skills in logical and critical thinking, and will encourage open-mindedness, patience, and attentiveness to evidence. A philosophy minor equips you to enter law school or graduate school. Many of Erskine College’s philosophy minors have continued their studies at Erskine Theological Seminary.

Degree Details

As a philosophy minor, you will study and discuss the great figures of the Western philosophical tradition. Classes will explore key issues in metaphysics (the nature of reality and being), epistemology (the science of knowledge), aesthetics (the nature of beauty), ethics, and politics. Special attention is given to the relationship between Philosophy and Christian faith, and to how philosophy intersects with other academic disciplines.

You will study a range of topics, which may include classes in Logic, History of Western Philosophy, both Ancient Political Philosophy and Modern Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Ethics, and Christian Apologetics.

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Jessica Becker

Residence Hall Director: Robinson, The Villages, and the apartments

Residence Hall Director B.S., Messiah University

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Andrew Preston

Director of Sports Information

Director of Sports Information B.S., M.O.L., Trevecca Nazarene University

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Ben Auten

Assistant Director of Sports Information

Assistant Director of Sports Information B.S., Texas Christian University

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Andrew Preston 2

Director of Sports Information

Director of Sports Information Trevecca Nazarene University, 2018, B.S. Journalism Trevecca Nazarene University, 2020, MOL    

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Beth Boyd

Director of Special Gifts and Events

Director of Special Gifts and Events B.A., The University of the South

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Teresa Carter

Associate Professor of Education

Associate Professor of Education B.A., University of South Carolina; M.A., Coastal Carolina University; Ed.D., Walden University Academic Areas: Doctor of Education 2011 Teacher Leadership Master of Art 1990 Early Childhood…

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Corinne Gressang

Assistant Professor of History

EDUCATION 2020      Ph.D. in European History at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY Thesis: “Breaking Habits: Identity and the Dissolution of Convents in France, 1789-1808” https://uknowledge.uky.edu/history_etds/58 2015      M.A. in European…

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David Pendergrass

Accelerated Ministry Program Counselor and Church Relations Coordinator

Accelerated Ministry Program Counselor and Church Relations Coordinator A.B., Erskine College

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David Pendergrass

Accelerated Ministry Program Counselor Church Relations Coordinator

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