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To engage in philosophy is to ask questions about the possibility of knowledge, the nature of morality, the self and its place in the world, beauty and aesthetic experience, the meaning of religious experience, the justification and limits of power, and the purpose and meaning of philosophical inquiry itself.

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Philosophy begins in wonder. These words were famously said by Aristotle, the ancient Greek thinker who -along with his teacher, Plato- did more than anyone to found the disciplines and methods of today’s university, from Anthropology to Zoology. But, Aristotle was not just referring to one discipline among many; what he had in mind was the thing that unites them all, and all of us: the search for the true and the good; that is, philosophy as “the love of wisdom.“

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Philosophy alumni have distinguished themselves in diverse professional fields. They have pursued graduate study both in Egypt and abroad, and have drawn on their study of philosophy in a wide variety of professions.


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