Philosophy focuses on:
- The study epistemology, metaphysics, aesthetics, political theory, ethics and logic
- Philosophy literally means the love of wisdom. Hence, it deals with the careful thought about the fundamental
nature of the world, the grounds for human knowledge, and the evaluation of human conduct.
- Philosophy shows us how to identify the limitations of our own points of view and teaches us how to get outside of ourselves and break the barrier of our familiar framework of answers.
- The point of philosophy is not to give us answers to replace the ones we already have but to encourage us to experience the wisdom of unknowing.
- Philosophy is an examination of a variety of questions that have confounded scholars for centuries:
- the possibility, origins, nature, and extent of human knowledge.
- the distinction between correct and incorrect reasoning, commonly comprising both deductive and inductive arguments
- the evaluation of human conduct
- the existence and nature of minds, bodies, god, space, time, causality, unity, identity, and the world.
Philosophic training provides the individual with the analytic and critical thinking tools needed to succeed in today’s world. Philosophy majors are well prepared to enter many graduate programs including business, law and journalism. Philosophy majors can competitively enter the job market in many areas with the analytic tools to be successful.