As the pursuit of truth or, in its original Greek meaning, the love of wisdom, philosophy asks about who we are, the nature of the universe, and what it means to lead a good life. The philosophy major provides students with the opportunity to study some of the most important texts and arguments of human thought and to reflect on the nature of such values as truth, beauty, justice, and freedom.
Students of philosophy gain insight into the origin and development of fundamental concepts, and they learn to think and argue well, negotiate diverse perspectives, evaluate conflicting claims to truth, analyze ideas, and reason clearly. Because the major emphasizes effective communication, especially understanding and developing arguments, and writing meaningfully and with clarity, philosophy majors are well prepared with skills that are not only essential to most careers but also the foundation of engaged and responsible citizenship.
Philosophy is an ideal major for any student interested in examining, responding to, and being challenged by ideas, arguments, and theories concerning the fundamental questions of human meaning.
Students will learn fundamental critical thinking skills, including how to:
The Department of Philosophy is in the College of Arts and Science. Philosophy majors must meet:
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