Search Target

Why Study Philosophy?

"Philosophy is to be studied, not for the sake of any definite answers to its questions since no definite answers can, as a rule, be known to be true, but rather for the sake of the questions themselves; because these questions enlarge our conception of what is possible, enrich our intellectual imagination and diminish the dogmatic assurance which closes the mind against speculation; but above all because, through the greatness of the universe which philosophy contemplates, the mind also is rendered great, and becomes capable of that union with the universe which constitutes its highest good."
—Bertrand Russell, The Problems of Philosophy

But not only does philosophy "render your mind great"—it can also help you to get into a top graduate program and to get a great job and to earn a high salary. This is because training in philosophy gives you excellent analytical skills and teaches you to think broadly, flexibly and creatively. These are just the skills that employers are looking for in our rapidly changing society.



Last Updated: 8/16/18