Philosophy is where education begins and ends; it is both the source and fruition of human thought. Here one finds the ideas and the ideals which have captured and captivated the minds of human beings. In a highly technical age, philosophy becomes doubly important, for it nourishes the heart, examines purpose, and feeds the intellect. The student who chooses a minor in philosophy should expect to graduate with a solid knowledge of why the present time is as it is – politically, religiously, economically, etc., and thus will be well-equipped to cope with, and perhaps even to change that present for the better. In addition, the student will have come to possess a solid set of concepts about human nature, an ability to appreciate and to enjoy life and living, and a scientific method of making moral and legal judgments.