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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. Evan Dutmer, who successfully defended his dissertation "Cicero Philosophico-Politicus: Glory, Friendship, Utopia"
Congratulations to Dr. Gretchen Ellefson, who successfully defended her dissertation "Communicative Context and Normativity"
Congratulations to José Medina for being awarded the Dorothy Ann and Clarence L. Ver Steeg Distinguished Research Fellowship Award by Northwestern University.
Congratulations to Mark Alznauer for being awarded a WCAS Distinguished Teaching Award for the academic year 2018-2019.
Congratulations to Cristina Lafont, who has been invested with the endowed title of Harold H. and Virginia Anderson Professor of Philosophy and Chair.

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