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Why Study Philosophy?

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Philosophy develops critical reasoning skills, clarity in thought and language, and competence in synthesizing a good deal of information into a systematic, coherent picture.  These abilities form a core part of the skill set for anyone who hopes to flourish in a complex, diverse, multicultural world.

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Congratulations to Patricia Marechal for being named co-director of the Northwestern Classics Cluster.
Congratulations 2020 Graduates!
Congratulations to Jennifer Lackey for having been elected the next Vice President of the American Philosophical Association, Central Division!
Covid-19 Response
The Department of Philosophy office will be operating remotely for the foreseeable future, and can be contacted using regular email and phone channels.

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