Philosophy - PHIL

Philosophy - PHIL

The study of philosophy deliberately and explicitly aims to improve students’ critical thinking skills (e.g., the ability to evaluate various kinds of claims, arguments, and explanations) and disposition (e.g., fair-mindedness, open-mindedness, intellectual humility, patience, persistence, honesty, courage, empathy) while giving them the opportunity to explore and evaluate philosophically the scope and limits of logic, human knowledge, moral and aesthetic values, religions, politics, and notions of reality. Philosophy teaches many intellectual tools that apply across all disciplines. Though the philosophy program offers few courses, together they offer students a foundation for their lifelong pursuit of meaning, purpose, and fulfillment.