Philosophy wakes us up. It asks us to think about ourselves and the world without preconceptions. It asks us not just how we do live, but how we ought to live. It asks where we fit into the natural world and how we should treat each other. It commits us to critical reflection, not just for a season, but for everything a life can encompass.
Philosophy majors, not coincidentally, are successful: They ace admissions tests for law school, graduate school, business school, and medical school. Their acceptance rates for medical and law school are outstanding, and IU Philosophy majors rank fourth among 48 IUB College of Arts and Science majors in starting salary.