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Philosophy provides training in basic methods of reasoning, both clear thinking procedures for everyday decision-making and more formal techniques of logical analysis. It examines fundamental issues and ideas about reality, the mind, knowledge, and values. It furnishes a critical perspective on the methods and results of other disciplines.
Because philosophy offers all students opportunities to develop their analytical skills and their writing skills, philosophy provides a great background for many careers, including careers in business, law, and education. Some majors go on to do graduate work in Philosophy or other Arts and Sciences disciplines, or to further schooling in law, theology, education, or business. As a group, philosophy majors typically do better than most or all other majors on pre-graduate school tests such as the GRE and the LSAT.
The American Philosophical Association’s national headquarters is on the Delaware campus http://www.apaonline.org/.