The word "philosophy" means, literally, "the love of wisdom." Philosophy encourages critical thinking and engages in systematic inquiry into questions of the meaning of life, the nature of reality, truth and justification, knowledge and belief, religion and science, personal morality and social justice.
In addition to providing students with an opportunity for developing analytical skills and clarifying personal beliefs on many issues, a minor in philosophy can be an effective part of a course of studies for the law, the ministry, business, medicine, journalism, creative writing, public service or politics. Philosophers today are found working in hospitals, businesses, non-profit corporations and government, as well as in college teaching.
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