Philosophy teaches you how to think rationally and carefully about complex questions such as: are drone strikes immoral? What about genetic engineering? Should rich countries give substantially more in overseas aid? Is time travel possible?

These skills are of real value in the workplace and help in other study areas by encouraging you to look at a problem from all angles and find out-of-the-box solutions.

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Department of Philosophy

Phone +64 3 369 3377

6th floor, Karl Popper Building – see campus maps

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Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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