Philosophical training prepares you for fields where independent judgment, conceptual dexterity, and intellectual acumen are required.
In philosophy, you consider fundamental questions concerning our understanding of the world and our responsibilities within it. You develop a thorough understanding of both historical and contemporary responses to these questions. This requires the ability to read and comprehend complex texts and to express ideas and arguments clearly and concisely. You gain an appreciation of diverse points of view, and reflect critically on your thoughts and ideas. Department of Philosophy offers the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts, and participates in two interdisciplinary doctoral programs, the Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT) and Science and Technology Studies (STS).
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