Why Study Philosophy?

By studying Philosophy you will increase skills in logic-based critical thinking, written communication, problem solving, oral communication, analytical thinking, and textual interpretation and analysis.

You will also have the opportunity to study classic texts in the history of ideas, East & West contemporary works in ethics and epistemology, feminism and philosophy of science, Individual thinkers in depth, and environmental ethics & wildlife ethics.

What are the Possibilities?

The study of philosophy provides students the opportunity to analyze and thoughtfully respond to the fundamental ideas and basic concepts of human experience. It requires the constructive re-experiencing of those problems and doubts found in the principal writings of Western and Eastern philosophical traditions.

Accordingly, the philosophy program at Humboldt State University places foundational importance on the history of philosophy. The goal is to examine ourselves, diverse cultures, and different world views with the aims of analyzing and contributing toward a reformation of self and environment.

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