Why Study Philosophy?

photo of a student in the libraryPhilosophy is worth studying because, as Socrates is credited with saying, the unexamined life is not worth living. By challenging you to analyze concepts clearly and evaluate evidence and arguments critically, philosophy hones your analytical reasoning skills, stimulates your intellectual creativity, and enriches your understanding of yourself, others, and the world. It makes your life more intellectually interesting and rewarding.

The study of philosophy is also great preparation for a variety of interesting and profitable careers. It develops critical thinking, effective argumentation, intelligent decision-making, clear and persuasive writing—just the skills in high-demand by employers. Many philosophy students also go on to excel in various graduate programs, including those in business and law.

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