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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 Spencer Nabors, who was selected as a 2024 Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Inductee!
Mohammed T. Safi was awarded a traditional Ijāza in Tadrīb al-Rāwī in the Islamic Philosophy of Testimony (Ḥadīth Studies)
Congratulations to Mark Alznauer for receiving the best article award from the Journal of the History of Philosophy!
Congratulations to Jennifer Lackey for receiving the Daniel I. Linzer Award recognizing excellence in diversity, inclusivity and equity at Northwestern.

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