Philosophy critically examines our most basic beliefs about the world and our place 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?" Philosophy strives to develop the ability to reason, to distinguish between good and bad arguments, to navigate through a maze of questions, to clarify puzzling concepts, and to use logic in situations ruled all too often by prejudices.