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Department of Philosophy & Comparative Literature

Through the study of Philosophy, the Comparative Literary Studies student develops critical reasoning skills, clarity in thought and language, and competence in synthesizing a good deal of information into a systematic, coherent picture. Allowing students to critically think about the complex, diverse, and multicultural world we live in. The study of Philosophy involves the critical discussion of the most fundamental questions asked by human beings. For example: What is good and why? What are justice and freedom? What is knowledge, and is it possible for us to have it? What is truth and how do we establish it? The study of philosophy aims to instill a certain set of skills that are useful not only in answering distinctly philosophical questions like those above, but also in addressing any question that calls for clarity in one’s thinking and rigor in one’s reasoning.

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