Philosophy is a discipline which aims at cultivating thoughtful and respectful exchanges about the most important issues and values in human life. It provides arguably the best education an undergraduate can receive in careful reasoning, writing, and verbal discussion and debate. The critical inquiry, which is the heart of philosophy, forms not only the cornerstone of intellectual skills which will last a lifetime but also launches students toward greater self-development, cultural awareness, and happiness which comes from leading a more reflective life.
Alone and combined with other degrees, philosophy provides indispensable preparation for any professional field.
Explore the UCD philosophy major, minors, and more in the left-hand column.