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Why Study Philosophy?

Philosophy, for the love of wisdom.

  • What is the meaning of life?
  • Does God exist?
  • What is knowledge?
  • What is the nature of the self?
  • What is right and wrong?
  • What is truth?
  • Do we have free will?
  • What is the nature and significance of death?

Philosophy, to help develop strong cognitive skills and important intellectual values.

  • Thinking critically.
  • Analyzing arguments.
  • Assessing value questions.
  • Understanding theoretical issues.
  • Constructing and articulating arguments with clarity, confidence and efficacy.
  • Exhibiting an openness and intellectual generosity towards the ideas and arguments of others and other traditions.
  • Presenting one’s own ideas and arguments with conviction and humility.

Philosophy, useful for many majors and careers.

  • Law
  • Education
  • Publishing and Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Business
  • Computers and Technology
  • Religious Ministry
  • Government and Foreign Service
  • Philanthropy