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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. Morganna Lambeth, who successfully defended her dissertation entitled "Rethinking the Structure of Events: Heidegger on Kant and the Concept of Cause."
The Department would like to congratulate our graduate student Morganna Lambeth on her appointment as Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the College of Liberal Arts Philosophy Department at Purdue University.
Congratulations to our graduate student Evan Dutmer on his new job as a tenure-track Latin Instructor at Culver Academies.
The Department would like to welcome William Paris (PhD Candidate PennState) to Northwestern! William Paris will join us in Fall 2018.

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