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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 Dr. Eli Lichtenstein who has successfully defended his dissertation, “Sovereignty, Violence, and Critique: Foucault’s Early Genealogies of Power.”
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.”

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