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* For matters relating to sexual harrassment, please contact [[http://www.hku.hk/philodep/dept/ac/ac.html|Dr. Alexandra Cook]] who is our sexual harassment officer.
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* For matters relating to sexual harassment and equal opportunities, please contact [[http://www.eounit.hku.hk/eng/equ-opp.php|the equal opportunities officers of the School of Humanities]].
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!!Comments, questions and problems - who to contact
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!!Comments, questions and problems - whom to contact
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* For matters relating to sexual harrassment, please contact [[http://www.hku.hk/philodep/dept/ac/ac.html|Dr. Alexandra Cook]] who is our sexual harassment officer.
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* For matters relating to sexual harrassment, please contact [[http://www.hku.hk/philodep/dept/ac/ac.html|Dr. Alexandra Cook]] who is our sexual harassment officer. 
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* [[http://joelau.info|Dr. Joe Lau]] is the Director of undergraduate studies.
* The staff-student consultative committee meets with students regularly to discuss various issues. If you have any comments, please contact [[http://www.hku.hk/philodep/dept/to/to.html|Dr. O'Leary]] or Dr Lau.
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* [[http://www.hku.hk/philodep/dept/ac/ac.html|Dr. Alexandra Cook]] is the coordinator of undergraduate studies.
* The staff-student consultative committee meets with students regularly to discuss various issues. If you have any comments, please contact [[http://www.hku.hk/philodep/dept/to/to.html|Professor O'Leary]] or Dr Lau.
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* [[capstone201516|Information about capstone courses]] for those who will be philosophy majors in their 3rd or 4th year in 2015-16
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* [[capstone201617|Information about capstone courses]]
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* [[capstone201516|Information about capstone courses]] for those who will be philosophy majors in their 3rd or 4th year in 2015-16
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* [[http://philosophy.hku.hk/?n=Main.StaffJL|Dr. Joe Lau]] is the Director of undergraduate studies.
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* [[http://joelau.info|Dr. Joe Lau]] is the Director of undergraduate studies.
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* [[http://philosophy.hku.hk/?n=Main.StaffDR|Dr. Joe Lau]] is the Director of undergraduate studies.
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* [[http://philosophy.hku.hk/?n=Main.StaffJL|Dr. Joe Lau]] is the Director of undergraduate studies.
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* [[http://philosophy.hku.hk/?n=Main.StaffDR|Dr. Dan Robins]] is the Director of undergraduate studies.
* The staff-student consultative committee meets with students regularly to discuss various issues. If you have any comments, please contact [[http://www.hku.hk/philodep/dept/to/to.html|Dr. O'Leary]] or Dr Robins.
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* [[http://philosophy.hku.hk/?n=Main.StaffDR|Dr. Joe Lau]] is the Director of undergraduate studies.
* The staff-student consultative committee meets with students regularly to discuss various issues. If you have any comments, please contact [[http://www.hku.hk/philodep/dept/to/to.html|Dr. O'Leary]] or Dr Lau.
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* [[http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/01/22/see-how-liberal-arts-grads-really-fare-report-examines-long-term-data|Inside Higher Education - "Liberal Arts Grads Win Long-Term."]]
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Here are some newspaper articles about studying philosophy:
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Here are some websites and articles about studying philosophy:

* [[https://sites.google.com/site/whystudyphilosophy/|"Why Study Philosophy" — a website explaining many good reasons for studying philosophy.]]
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* [[http://cjfraser.net/|Dr. Chris Fraser]] is the Director of undergraduate studies.
* The staff-student consultative committee meets with students regularly to discuss various issues. If you have any comments, please contact [[http://www.hku.hk/philodep/dept/to/to.html|Dr. O'Leary]] or Dr Fraser.
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* [[http://philosophy.hku.hk/?n=Main.StaffDR|Dr. Dan Robins]] is the Director of undergraduate studies.
* The staff-student consultative committee meets with students regularly to discuss various issues. If you have any comments, please contact [[http://www.hku.hk/philodep/dept/to/to.html|Dr. O'Leary]] or Dr Robins.
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* For matters relating to sexual harrassment, please contact [[http://www.hku.hk/philodep/dept/ac/ac.html|Dr. Alex Cook]] who is our sexual harassment officer.
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* For matters relating to sexual harrassment, please contact [[http://www.hku.hk/philodep/dept/ac/ac.html|Dr. Alexandra Cook]] who is our sexual harassment officer.
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* [[http://www.asa.hku.hk/weather.htm|University policy]] regarding arrangements during bad weather.
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* Course evaluation results - Score summaries are usually available for reference in the department main office.
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* [[joelau:Courses.StudyingPhilosophy|Some advice on studying philosophy]] from Dr. Joe Lau.
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* [[joelauwiki:Courses.StudyingPhilosophy|Some advice on studying philosophy]] from Dr. Joe Lau.
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http://www3.hku.hk/philodep/pgrad/mng.jpg"Hong Kong Legislator Margaret Ng" http://www3.hku.hk/philodep/pgrad/shun.jpg"Professor Kwong-loi Shun"
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media:mng.jpg"Hong Kong Legislator Margaret Ng" media:shun.jpg"Professor Kwong-loi Shun"
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Philosophy is about some of the deepest, most fascinating questions there are, such as - How should I live? What am I? Can science explain everything? Does God exist? Do we have free will? What is beauty? Students read the works of the world’s greatest thinkers, ancient and modern, Chinese and Western, from Confucius and Plato to Zhu Xi and Kant to Zhuangzi and Nietzsche. Philosophy students acquire a deep appreciation of universal human concerns, and broaden their horizons in a way no other field of study can. They also learn to apply what they learn to issues facing citizens of contemporary societies. Philosophy offers excellent training for life-long learning and for a wide range of careers by developing skills in interpreting, organizing, and evaluating complex theories; identifying and analyzing problems and reasoning critically and creatively about how to solve them; applying logic to show why some views are well supported and others not; and communicating clearly in speech and writing. A core part of a traditional liberal arts education, philosophy is widely recognized as offering excellent preparation for a variety of professions in business, government, journalism, law, or medicine. Above all, the study of philosophy makes life more interesting and worthwhile.

Here are some newspaper articles about studying philosophy:

* [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2007/nov/20/choosingadegree.highereducation|UK Guardian 2007 - "I think therefore I am."]]
* [[http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/06/education/06philosophy.html|New York Times 2008 - "In a New Generation of College Students, Many Opt for the Life Examined."]]
* [[http://www.businessweek.com/managing/content/jan2010/ca20100110_896657.htm|Business Week 2010 - "Philosophy is Back in Business."]]
* [[http://www.truthdig.com/arts_culture/item/troy_jollimore_on_why_democracy_needs_the_humanities_20100423/|Truthdig Book Review 2010 - "Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities." (A review of a book by a philosopher on the importance of humanities education to civil society.)]]
* [[http://scientopia.org/blogs/ethicsandscience/2011/04/06/how-can-you-have-a-university-without-a-philosophy-department/|An excellent blog post on "Adventures in Ethics and Science" commenting on a recent article in the Boston Review about the importance of philosophy education.]]
* [[http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/10/is-philosophy-the-most-practical-major/246763/#.TpyP4QHyi3U.facebook/|A recent post at The Atlantic Monthly discussing whether philosophy might actually be the most practical undergraduate major.]]
* [[http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~janzb/humanities/humcareers.htm|"What Can I Do with a Humanities Degree?" Not specifically about philosophy, but about the educational value of humanities subjects, including philosophy.]]

!!About our courses

* [[courses|Course web sites]] - Timetable, lecture notes
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Philosophy is about some of the deepest, most fascinating questions there are, such as - How should I live? What am I? Can science explain everything? Does God exist? Do we have free will? What is beauty? Students read the works of the world's greatest thinkers, ancient and modern, Chinese and Western, from Confucius and Plato to Zhu Xi and Kant to Zhuangzi and Nietzsche. Philosophy students acquire a deep appreciation of universal human concerns, and broaden their horizons in a way no other field of study can. They also learn to apply what they learn to issues facing citizens of contemporary societies. Philosophy offers excellent training for life-long learning and for a wide range of careers by developing skills in interpreting, organizing, and evaluating complex theories; identifying and analyzing problems and reasoning critically and creatively about how to solve them; applying logic to show why some views are well supported and others not; and communicating clearly in speech and writing. A core part of a traditional liberal arts education, philosophy is widely recognized as offering excellent preparation for a variety of professions in business, government, journalism, law, or medicine. Above all, the study of philosophy makes life more interesting and worthwhile.

!!Information about our courses

* [[courses|Course web sites]], lecture notes and timetable, etc
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!!Studying philosophy

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!!Studying philosophy

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* Many of our students have gone on for postgraduate studies overseas, e.g. Oxford, Berkeley, Brown, St. Andrews.
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!!Alumni
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Here are some newspaper articles about studying philosophy:

* [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2007/nov/20/choosingadegree.highereducation|UK Guardian 2007 - "I think therefore I am."]]
* [[http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/06/education/06philosophy.html|New York Times 2008 - "In a New Generation of College Students, Many Opt for the Life Examined."]]
* [[http://www.businessweek.com/managing/content/jan2010/ca20100110_896657.htm|Business Week 2010 - "Philosophy is Back in Business."]]
* [[http://www.truthdig.com/arts_culture/item/troy_jollimore_on_why_democracy_needs_the_humanities_20100423/|Truthdig Book Review 2010 - "Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities." (A review of a book by a philosopher on the importance of humanities education to civil society.)]]
* [[http://scientopia.org/blogs/ethicsandscience/2011/04/06/how-can-you-have-a-university-without-a-philosophy-department/|An excellent blog post on "Adventures in Ethics and Science" commenting on a recent article in the Boston Review about the importance of philosophy education.]]
* [[http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/10/is-philosophy-the-most-practical-major/246763/#.TpyP4QHyi3U.facebook/|A recent post at The Atlantic Monthly discussing whether philosophy might actually be the most practical undergraduate major.]]
* [[http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~janzb/humanities/humcareers.htm|"What Can I Do with a Humanities Degree?" Not specifically about philosophy, but about the educational value of humanities subjects, including philosophy.]]

!!Graduates and alumni
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* Terence Chang, now Headmaster of Diocesan Boys' School, studied Philosophy and Comparative Literature at HKU.
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* Terence Chang, former Headmaster of Diocesan Boys' School, studied Philosophy and Comparative Literature at HKU.
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* Many of our students have gone on for postgraduate studies overseas, e.g. Oxford, Berkeley, Brown, St. Andrews.
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* [[grades|Information about grading]]
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* [[http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~janzb/humanities/humcareers.htm/|"What Can I Do with a Humanities Degree?" Not specifically about philosophy, but about the educational value of humanities subjects, including philosophy.]]
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* [[http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~janzb/humanities/humcareers.htm|"What Can I Do with a Humanities Degree?" Not specifically about philosophy, but about the educational value of humanities subjects, including philosophy.]]