Philosophy investigates life's most fundamental questions – the kinds of questions that science can't (and doesn't even try to) answer: Is the human mind reducible to the human brain? What is knowledge? How can we reason better? What principles should govern our social and political lives? Our courses pursue answers to such questions by studying ethics, law, social and political philosophy, logic, metaphysics, and epistemology. We take up controversies associated with race, gender, religion, politics, economics, science, technology, and artificial intelligence, subjecting arguments on all sides to respectful cross-examination, because philosophy is a search for truth, not mere consensus. Philosophy courses will thus sharpen a student's critical thinking and argumentative writing skills – skills prized by graduate schools, law schools, and employers in virtually any domain.