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Philosophy

What is Philosophy?

When Socrates exclaimed to his incredulous accusers, “I know you won't believe me, but I truly believe the highest human excellence is to question oneself and others,” he captured the spirit of all philosophical effort. Although philosophy has undergone profound changes since his time, it still seeks to come to terms with the questions and issues provoked by every phase of life, and it produces arguments and accounts bearing on every subject worthy of disciplined reflection.

Philosophy addresses questions like:

  • Are there limits to what we can know?
  • Can we know by reason that there is or is not a God?
  • Why should we be moral?
  • What is the best model for government and social organization?
  • Are our thoughts and actions free or are they determined by prior events?
  • What most fundamentally exists?

Why Study Philosophy?

Studying Philosophy is beneficial in itself and can also help you to achieve your college and career goals.

Some benefits of studying Philosophy include:

  • Transforming yourself into a self-cultivating and life-long learner.
  • Becoming a reflective and engaged citizen.
  • Cultivating skills that employers want.
  • Developing skills necessary for success on graduate school entrance exams (e.g., GRE, LSAT, GMAT).
  • Convenient second major (only 31 credit hours).

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Fourth Annual Alumni Networking Event

Fourth Annual Alumni Networking Event

October 17th, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

CSF Connect

CSF Connect

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6:45 PM - 8:30 PM

Pumpkin Painting Party

Pumpkin Painting Party

October 17th, 2019

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ArtSeed Memberâs Exhibit

ArtSeed Member’s Exhibit

October 18th, 2019

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Sustainability Awareness Month

Sustainability Awareness Month

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Yellowstone in Winter and Spring

Yellowstone in Winter and Spring

October 18th, 2019

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SGA Meeting

SGA Meeting

October 18th, 2019

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Volleyball vs. University of Rio Grande

Volleyball vs. University of Rio Grande

October 18th, 2019

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ArtSeed Memberâs Exhibit

ArtSeed Member’s Exhibit

October 19th, 2019

All day event

Sustainability Awareness Month

Sustainability Awareness Month

October 19th, 2019

All day event

Yellowstone in Winter and Spring

Yellowstone in Winter and Spring

October 19th, 2019

All day event

Graduate Programs Open House

Graduate Programs Open House

October 19th, 2019

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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