It might seem strange to hear a business major like me say it, but I once considered majoring in philosophy. I recognize that it is common among religious people, including some fellow Mormons, to consider philosophy classes dangerous to one's testimony, and a bad influence that leads to apostasy. I have found none of these things to be true, and I believe this only happens when people's testimonies are already weak to begin with. Mormons who want to know the church's value on philosophy need look no further than the Philosophy department at BYU, and its respect for BYU philosophy and religion professor Truman G. Madsen (whose death was announced last in the church's 2009 General Conference).
Truman G. Madsen