Liberal Education: You’ll learn the ideas of influential past and contemporary thinkers who have sought to understand the world and our experience of it. These ideas concern such topics as the nature of truth and reality, the limits of knowledge, standards of right and wrong, the experience of beauty and world religions.
Methodology: Philosophy emphasizes methods of sound practical reasoning, deductive logic and language analysis.
Application: Courses teach you to critically analyze non-philosophical disciplines. For example, Philosophy of Democracy analyzes the value assumptions behind democratic forms of government, while Medical Ethics seeks to identify and resolve dilemmas arising from conflicts between medical technology and the quality of life.