Training in Philosophy will enable a student to appreciate the points of view of others. Philosophy students gain skills in understanding arguments, including complex arguments, and in expressing their own opinions in clear and accurate ways. Evidence of superior reasoning skills can be seen from the fact that Philosophy majors have among the highest overall scores of any major on entry exams for graduate schools, even for specialty areas such as law school that have no direct relation to the subject matter of Philosophy.
While we try to make our classrooms as lively as possible, there are some truths that require experience to appreciate. Below are photographs of Celia Bardwell-Jones’s Philosophy of Nature class trip to Lake Waiau and Tim Freeman’s Environmental Ethics class trip to Volcanoes National Park. You can see photos of more excursions on the philosophy club’s Facebook page.