"What Can I Do With a Major in...Philosophy?"
Why Major in Philosophy?
Students who complete a major in Philosophy will use the knowledge and skills obtained to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the major writings of the eminent philosophers of the classical period and the modern period (16-18th century).
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how philosophical ideas have evolved through the history of philosophy.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the major theories of ethics (such as virtue ethics, consequentialism, utilitarianism, deontological ethics, etc.) as well as the writings of philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, etc.
- Demonstrate practical competence in applying the techniques of formal and informal logic for evaluating arguments.
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