Philosophy is an attempt to question the ideas that we take for granted. For example, philosophers have thought about the problems like “what is the self?” or “why be moral?”. By learning and considering these problems, students get a chance to think about life, values or being from the ground up. Sometimes these inquiries would come to such interesting conclusions that they have never expected.
Furthermore, learning philosophy make students understand the main features of western culture. Therefore, this would be a good training toward the intercultural communication.
Lastly, although reading philosophical texts is not so easy, it would contribute to developing logical and critical thinking skills. These skills are essential to the liberal arts education and wouldn’t lost its value even after the graduation.
Subject of Studies : philosophy