Have you ever thought deeply about a very difficult question? Maybe you questioned whether your actions were the right thing to do. Perhaps you wondered what constitutes the real you, or possibly you have considered how best to rectify an injustice in the world.
If you have thought about any of these things, you have entered the world of philosophy. Philosophy is the study of the topics and questions that are the most fundamental to the understanding of our world and our place in it. Questions of value, norms, reality, freedom, and purpose are difficult, but philosophers do not shy away from them. We dive right into debates that have troubled great minds for centuries and seek wisdom through careful study of those minds who have given us so much to ponder and reflect upon. And, although we may not end up with all of the answers at the end, we have enriched our minds and souls through the hard work.