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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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Philosophy Honors Info Night

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, No Location

Please join us to learn about the Honors program. Meet current honors students and the Director of undergraduate studies, Professor Axe...

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Congratulations to Dr. Nathan Weston, who has successfully defended his dissertation, “Defending Pragmatic Epistemic Instrumentalism: A Pragmatic Account of Epistemic Normativity.”
Congratulations on the fantastic performance of the NU Ethics Bowl Team in this year's regional competition! The Team has qualified to go to Nationals in February.
Congratulations to Dr. Carry Osborne, who has successfully defended his PhD dissertation, "A Social Approach to Doxastic Responsibility."
Congratulations to Jennifer Lackey for receiving a $100,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to support the needs of prison education programs in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Congratulations to Patricia Marechal for being named co-director of the Northwestern Classics Cluster.

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