Mission of the Undergraduate Program in Philosophy
The undergraduate program in Philosophy trains students to think clearly and critically about the deepest and broadest questions concerning being, knowledge, and value, as well as their connections to the full range of human activities and interests. The Philosophy major presents students with the perspectives of past thinkers and introduces students to a variety of methods of reasoning and judgment formation. Courses in the major equip students with core skills involved in critical reading, analytical thinking, sound argumentation, and the clear, well-organized expression of ideas.
The undergraduate degree in Philosophy provides opportunities to explore traditional core areas of philosophy and a diverse array of subfields that are cross-listed with numerous other Departments.
Philosophy Core areas
What makes the Philosophy major unique at Stanford?
Concentrations within the major
Philosophy dual-degree possibilities
Bachelor's in Philosophy with Honors
Students who wish to undertake a more intensive and extensive program of study, including seminars and independent work, may wish to pursue the Honors program in the major.
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