Philosophy is the love of wisdom. Wisdom is based on knowledge and insight, not on preferences or subjective beliefs. HFCs sequence of courses in philosophy is academically designed to develop critical and creative thinking skills, and to encourage intellectual integrity in the pursuit of objective methods of confirmation or disconfirmation of beliefs. Philosophy courses challenge serious students to engage in focused inquiry, to expose fallacious reasoning, and to develop sensitive approaches to understanding, evaluating, deciding, or acting in any area of significant human concern. The intellectual life begins and ends with philosophy.