Philosophy

Program Level: Pre-Majors/Transfer
Department: Creative and Communication Arts
Institute: Creative & Communication Arts
College: NLC

What is Philosophy?

Philosophy is the rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct.  It is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, reason, mind, and language.

What will I learn?

Historically, philosophers have used these thinking tools to ponder issues like:

  • The nature of reality
  • The structure and basis for morality
  • The nature and limits of human thought
  • God or fundamental reality, meaning, value and beauty
  • The formation of human society and government
  • Human existence

What can I do with this course of study?

Studying philosophy teaches you how to:

  • Analyze important issues in your life
  • Use logic and reason to think about our experience of the world
  • Recognize bad reasoning
  • Read closely

And it's interesting!

 What's special about Philosophy?

Through philosophy, you will learn to read, write and think critically about current issues and life's enduring questions. You will not only explore diverse worldviews but also hone your particular take on the world as well.

Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know. - Bertrand Russell