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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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Academic Directions Fair

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Evanston

Open-house for First-year students. Check out the Department of Philosophy.

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Congratulations to Dr. Carmen De Schryver who has successfully defended her dissertation, “Decolonizing Phenomenology: Dialogical Universality in Césaire, Fanon and Hountondji.”
Congratulations to Dr. Marzouq Alsnuf who has successfully defended his dissertation, “Global Racial Capitalism: How Race Matters to Global Justice.” 
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Schwarz who has successfully defended his dissertation, “All Meanings Necessary: A Hermeneutics of Ideology and Its Critique.”
Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Vandenburgh who has successfully defended his dissertation, “Causal Models, Meaning, and Beliefs.”
Congratulations to Philosophy Graduate Student, Marzouq Alnusf, who has been appointed as Assistant Professor in the department of philosophy at Kuwait University.

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