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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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Covid-19 Response
The Department of Philosophy office will be operating remotely for the foreseeable future, and can be contacted using regular email and phone channels.
Congratulations to José Medina who co-edited, "Theories of the Flesh: Latinx and Latin American Feminisms, Transformation, and Resistance"
Congratulations to José Medina who published, "Complex Communication and Decolonial Struggles: The Forging of Deep Coalitions through Emotional Echoing and Resistant Imaginations" in the journal Critical Philosophy of Race.
Professor Jennifer Lackey has been awarded a 1- Million Mellon Grant in support of the Northwestern Prison Education Program.

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