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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.

Coming soon:

  • March 20: Robert Audi, University of Notre Dame. “Aesthetics as a Foil for Ethics”
  • March 27: Kieran Setiya, University of Pittsburgh. “Does Moral Theory Corrupt Youth?”
  • April 3: Steve Grimm, Fordham University. “What Is Wisdom?”
  • April 10: Edward Knippers, http://edwardknippers.com
  • April 25: The talk by Professor Verity Harte of Yale University has been canceled.

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