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Philosophy examines such topics as the nature of knowledge, justice, right and wrong, good and evil, persons, freedom, determinism, moral responsibility, beauty, art, and the nature and grounds of religious experience and belief.

Engagement with the central questions of philosophy is valuable in itself; it is also valuable as a means of developing analytical, critical, and imaginative skills useful in the study of most other subjects, in the pursuit of careers as varied as law, business, medicine, science, education, and the arts, and in effective participation in civic life.

Upcoming Philosophy Talks*

Thursday, February 12: Ann Cudd, University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of Kansas. “What Is Equality in Higher Education?”
Thursday, March 26: Jon Garthoff, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Tennessee, “Animal Punishment”
Thursday, April 9: Susanna Siegel, Edgar Pierce Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University

*All talks are in B316 Tribble Hall at 5 pm.

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