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Philosophy and You

What comes to your mind when you think of Philosophy? Philosophy is simple- believe it or not you "do" Philosophy every day.
  • What is love, and how do you know you're in it?  
  • Are there good reasons to believe in God?  
  • Is there something more spiritual about a person, or are our minds just neurons firing?
  • What is freedom, and why does it matter?
  • What are good and bad uses of technology?
  • What duties do we have to animals?  Should we be vegetarians?
  • Is war ever just?  What about euthanasia?  Abortion?  
If you've ever asked questions like these, you're not alone.  The best thinkers of humanity have, too.  But these questions are also highly relevant to our lives and our work in society.  So pull up a chair and join us in the great conversation!

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Jack Mulder, Philosophy Department Chair