The study of philosophy develops analytical, critical and interpretive abilities, cultivating your capacity for reflection and self-expression. It further enhances your ability to apply philosophical methods to intellectual problems across academic fields of study. Students pursuing a major in Philosophy critically study the abiding questions facing humankind: What is the nature of God? Why be moral? Is there an afterlife? What is beauty? What is truth? What is justice? What does it mean to know? Students in the Philosophy major develop a comprehensive knowledge of the history of philosophy and the representative philosophical problems and issues of the discipline.