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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 José Medina on receiving the 2023 Diversity & Inclusion Council Award!
Congratulations to Prof. Jennifer Lackey for winning the Horace Mann Medal at Brown University!
Congratulations to Taylor Rogers for her new tenure-track position in Interdisciplinary Ethics at Governors State University
Congratulations to Morganna Lambeth for her new tenure-track position in the department of philosophy at Cal State Fullerton
Congratulations to Corey Barnes for having been selected as Faculty Fellow in the Kaplan Institute for the AY 2023-2024

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