If you have ever wondered what it means to be happy, how to act morally or find meaning and purpose in your life, then you just might be interested in taking a philosophy course. If you are willing to take this journey down the rabbit hole of philosophy, be forewarned...you won't find any right answers. Then again, when will you ever have a chance to take a college course where there aren't any correct answers to the problems presented in class?
Training in the practice of philosophy means
- Stating your own views as clearly and precisely as possible.
- Seeking out the best possible arguments against your own views.
- Understanding the arguments for alternative views as charitably as you can.
- Critically evaluating the cases for and against a range of possible views.
These are skills that will serve you well in any intellectual problem you might encounter. Taking philosophy will help you develop skills that are important to many businesses and professions today. The study of philosophy develops many skills, including critical thinking, consideration of many different perspectives on a single subject and clear written communication on complex topics.