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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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Philosophy Professor and Director of the Northwestern Prison Education Program, Jennifer Lackey, spoke on WBEZ about bringing liberal arts education to prisons.
Congratulations to Baron Reed, who has been selected to become the Director of a new Society of Fellows program that will be launched next year!
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.

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