Philosophy

 

ROLE AND SCOPE    

 

Philosophy steps back from everyday experience to reflect on fundamental questions of meaning and value. Philosophy thus lies at the heart of a liberal arts education and traditionally has played a central role in higher education. Socrates' conviction that "the unexamined life is not worth living" offers the rationale for the distinctive role that this philosophical thinking plays in the life of an educated person. The discipline of philosophy cultivates the analytic, interpretive, normative, and critical abilities necessary for such thinking. Philosophy courses foster the skills of critical thinking and conceptual and cultural analysis, and the ability to apply this knowledge to the leading issues of our day.

 

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                   Aristotle                                Aquinas                                    Kant

 

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            Nietzsche                                 Plato                                   Socrates


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