The study of philosophy results not just in an understanding of philosophical theories and arguments but also in a heightened ability to reason critically and write well regardless of the topic. These are valuable skills — in your career and in life — regardless of your interests.
Philosophy is broad in scope and concerns fundamental questions about rationality, existence and value. You’ll weigh in on questions that society struggles with today:
- What is truth?
- Does God exist?
- Is torture morally permissible?
- Is there an ideal judicial system?
- What is rational belief?
What careers connect to philosophy degrees? The list is extensive. Learn more about philosophy’s vast sub-fields with this brief guide for undergraduates.
John Harris, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy