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Philosophers study everything. Philosophy is a critical approach to all subjects, a comprehensive vision within which all other subjects are contained. To be critical means to examine carefully and cautiously and to be willing to change one's own beliefs. "Philosophy", from the Greek Aphilein and Asophia, "is the Alove of wisdom."
Philosophers examine critically the most important questions in life: Does God exist? What is the meaning of life? What is truth? What is just? What should we think about the "tough" moral questions or abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment and animal welfare?
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We challenge our philosophy students to REACH HIGHER...
Our philosophy faculty has special expertise in discussions of the ethical issues in health care, business and public policy. We have specialties in philosophy of law, science, existentialism, American philosophy and symbolic logic as well as the logic of ordinary language.
Because of its special connection with the Religious Studies Program at Saint Francis University, and because of its Franciscan heritage, the Philosophy Program is a good place to study issues of peace and justice as well as the ethical issues of the environment.
Because we honor Saint Francis of Assisi, these studies emphasize simplicity not technicalities. We respect faith while keeping an honest, humble, and humorous attitude toward the limitations of our minds. We maintain a positive vision of human nature, a profound respect for the background and destiny of each person and the respect for all living things which Saint Francis of Assisi taught us.
Increasingly, business and industry are seeking thoughtful generalists who can analyze and reason. Philosophy graduates often go to various graduate programs or enter administrative or management training programs for careers in government or industry.
Look at the wide variety of occupations Philosophy Majors have accepted:
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