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>> Rebecca Spang: "The liberal arts are an education in thinking about the world around you. But the world changes. You need to be able to look at questions and problems from multiple perspectives because the really thorny problems are actually the ones that don't have a single right answer."
>> Kirk Ludwig: "Philosophical questions are ones which everybody runs into at one time or another in the course of their life."
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>> Kirk Ludwig: "They're sort of unavoidable. You don't always recognize their character, but everybody has to think about how to live, about what the right thing to do is in circumstances where it's unclear and difficult."
>> Kirk Ludwig: "They come across circumstances in which it looks like they should question the authority, and that forces them to think about the nature of right and wrong in general, what things are necessary and what things are merely contingent... All these are philosophical questions."
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