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Studying philosophy is exciting and challenging. It helps equip the student with tools necessary for success in any job, and for leading a thoughtful life. It confronts the student with deep and vexing questions: What can I know? What may I hope? What ought I to do? Answering these questions, or trying to answer them, develops analytical skills, and a healthy respect for both the value and the difficulty of thinking clearly.
This level of preparation reveals itself in high scores on graduate admission tests:
The philosophy major at Auburn is small enough to ensure that students receive individual attention both inside and outside the classroom. The Auburn Philosophical Society provides students with frequent opportunities for interaction with the faculty and with one another. The faculty is very active in research, ranking among the best departments in the University. But this has not prevented the faculty from collecting numerous teaching awards: for example, Drs. Jolley, Penaskovic, and Watkins each have been named Teacher of the Year in the Humanities; Dr. Jolley has been named Alumni Professor; Dr. Davis is an inductee into the Liberal Arts Academy of Teaching and Outstanding Teachers; Dr. Cooke is the winner of an Instructional Excellence Award; and Dr. Long has been named Panhellenic Council Outstanding Professor.
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