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Philosophy asks big questions. What is consciousness? What can we know? What is a good life? Trying to answer them has value in itself. But philosophy also helps us to address issues of practical urgency, such as how we should deploy artificial intelligence or distribute scarce, life-saving resources. 

The Department is proud to house a new major in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), which equips students with tools from three disciplines and encourages them to apply them to pressing questions, including how prudence and justice dictate our response to climate change.  

Our students learn to understand and crystallize complex arguments, write and speak clearly, and think creatively—skills that will serve them well personally and professionally. 

We invite you to be a part of our learning community by making a gift to the Department of Philosophy today. Your donation will strengthen our programs and provide much-needed support to our students and faculty. Thank you in advance for your generosity.