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Chayse Hurley: Why philosophy?

Chayse Hurley is a senior studying philosophy and political science pre-law in the College of Arts and Letters. After graduation, she plans to attend law school.

Philosophy at Michigan State University critically examines the most basic beliefs about the world and the place of people in it. Inquiry in philosophy grapples with such basic questions as: Can we be sure of our beliefs? What are the grounds for correct judgments? How do we distinguish between right and wrong? What is a person? Are we free or causally determined? Is there a God?