To study philosophy is to learn to use logic to go beyond face-value assumptions and challenge accepted wisdom. It is an opportunity to become more rigorous in your reasoning and learn to express your views persuasively and concisely.
As Horace originally said, dare to know! You might be surprised at what you discover.
How to make hard choices
Here's a talk that could literally change your life. Which career should I pursue? Should I break up — or get married?! Where should I live? Big decisions like these can be agonizingly difficult. But that's because we think about them the wrong way, says philosopher Ruth Chang. She offers a powerful new framework for shaping who we truly are.