For 2,000 years, philosophy has been the foundation for a liberal arts education. The study of philosophy examines knowledge, truth, reality and existence. It teaches us to ask big questions about how the world works, and sharpens our ability to understand and analyze concepts, assumptions, beliefs, logical errors and commonly held opinions.
Victoria Argento ’15, Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology at Hofstra University
While at Manhattan, I was able to double major in psychology and philosophy, minor in Italian, conduct and publish research, and study abroad for a semester in Florence, Italy. All of these experiences allowed me to meet many amazing and intelligent people from whom I learned a lot. The professors in the Philosophy Department truly care about their students’ education and are dedicated to being supportive and helping their students succeed — qualities that I hope to replicate in my own career.