Pursue the answers to life’s big questions with a degree that teaches you not what to think but how to think. Philosophy is the study of knowledge, reality and existence. The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with the Ethics emphasis trains students to approach philosophical exploration with the rigor of analytic thinking, which goes beyond casual discussions based on opinion. Philosophy majors critically examine questions such as, “”How can I know for sure if what I believe is true?”” “”What sort of society is best?”” or “”Is morality whatever society says it is?”” In scrutinizing potential answers, students hone the skills of critical thinking, problem-solving, conceptual analysis and argumentation. Students learn how to look at the big picture, stay open-minded and always seek truth.
Philosophy is the study of ideas and issues, in which questions are approached through reflection and analysis, and also through interdisciplinary experimentation with fields like psychology and cognitive science. All academic disciplines are built upon ideas of interest to philosophers, including the nature of the mind and the relationship between mental states and brain states, the distinction between true belief and knowledge, the rules of valid argument, and the basis for the distinctions between right and wrong. Students find study in the discipline provides insight into life’s fundamental concerns and helps develop a capacity for clear thinking and perceptive judgment. Ethics specialists are in high demand as moral problems have become more complex due to the globalization of business, fast-changing government policies and law, environmental concerns, challenges in health care, and the explosive growth in digital technology.
Humanities, Philosophy & Ethics
4 years | Full time
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