The function of philosophy is to explore fundamental problems of human existence. Every area of human activity—art, science, religion, politics—generates questions and viewpoints that invite philosophical reflection. Socrates went so far as to declare that the unexamined life is not worth living.
Philosophy is a discipline unique in its methods and subject matter. Becoming skilled in its methods will serve invaluable functions in the undergraduate education. At Yeshiva University, the student learns to deal with complex ideas in a careful and clear way; is trained to eschew vague, impressionistic thinking and to think, instead, critically, rigorously and precisely; acquires the capacity to read carefully and reflectively, and to write in an organized, persuasive fashion.
Skills such as these are transferable: they serve the student well in any career.
Program Student Learning Goals
- Students will be able to critically evaluate philosophical arguments and to construct their own.
- Students will be able to clearly communicate philosophical ideas, both orally and in writing.
- Students will be able to comprehend a wide, diverse range of philosophical texts.
- Students will be able to understand main arguments and figures in the history of philosophy.
- Students will be able to understand alternative ways of viewing subject matters, be they issues in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, or any other subfield of philosophy.
- Students will be able to apply philosophical knowledge and skills to analyze relevant social problems.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Advanced Logic
- Philosophy of Language
- Theories of the Mind
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics View 881 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in United States
- Completed Application
- $65 Application Fee: Payment can be processed in the personal application portal.
- Resume/Extracurricular Activity List: Please upload a resume or extracurricular activity list that details your extracurricular involvement, internships and work experience at school and in your community.
- Standardized Exams: SAT/ACT: The SAT I or ACT is required for any international students applying to the Honors Programs. Yeshiva University does not require the writing section on the SAT or ACT.
- English Proficiency Exams
- Official High School Transcript
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- Interview with a YU Admissions Officer
International43575 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 43575 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
National43575 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 43575 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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