Be employable, study philosophy!

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)
Vancouver journalist Shannon Rupp, "Be employable, study philosophy" (Salon, July 1, 2013): "I tell people the most useful classes I took were all in philosophy. Yes, the course of study that has long been denigrated as frivolous and useless in the job market has been the part of my education that I lean on again and again. For work and everything else.... 'Jobs change. But if you teach students to think clearly first, they can do whatever else they want to do'.”  Read the rest of Shannon Rupp's article. Then come to Providence University College and take some philosophy courses! (Look for philosophy courses in Humanities.)

On Jesus, Objective Truth, Etc.

Here is a fine article from the philosophers over at Tyndale University College:

Jesus and Objective Truth

And here are some articles from the philosopher over at Providence University College:

What is truth?
Pragmatic theory of truth ... is false
Nietzsche's skepticism

Happy spring-summer reading!

Tyndale Philosophy Blog

Tyndale University College (Toronto) has a new blog that might be of interest to Providence University College students taking philosophy: Every Thought Captive: Official Blog of Tyndale UC Philosophy Department.


Easter is the celebration of Jesus' resurrection. But did Jesus actually rise from the dead? Here's a 9 minute portion of a debate between two important philosophers, William Lane Craig (yes) and Alex Rosenberg (no):

For further reading: Easter and philosophy, Believing Christmas because of Easter, and Did Easter Happen?

Happy Easter!

Thinking about Wealth, Poverty, and Free Enterprise

Does free enterprise lead to an ugly consumerist culture?

Philosopher Jay W. Richards attempts to answer this question in Part 7 of "Eight Most Popular Myths about Wealth, Poverty, and Free Enterprise."  Food for thought.

Jay W. Richards is (among other things) a research fellow at the Acton Institute.