Philosophy is the study of the general understanding of the whole of reality. In this major, you'll draw on the insights of the great historical philosophers, what has been learned in all other major fields of study, and the rich perspective embodied within our ordinary ways of thinking.
You'll address a diverse array of deep and profoundly important questions. Examples include the nature of the self and of personal identity; the existence or nonexistence of God; the nature of such phenomena as time, mind, and language; and the sources and limits of human knowledge.
Skills and abilities this major develops: critical thinking, communication, analytical thinking, and research (IU School of Liberal Arts, 2018).