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Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Saint Mary's University

Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Canada
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
Philosophy is the attempt to resolve general and fundamental problems concerning existence, knowledge, value, reason, the mind, and language. Philosophical problems arise when we notice that two ideas, each of which seems sound, conflict with each other. In thinking philosophically, human beings seek to resolve these conflicts, either by rejecting one of the two ideas or by finding a way to interpret them so that they fit together harmoniously. Students study and value philosophy for its own sake. Through the study of philosophy they also gain skills they can use in their other courses and in life generally. They acquire the ability to think precisely and analytically, the ability to craft arguments, and the ability to express themselves well. Above all, they acquire independence of mind.