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Alumni Response Series - Megan Ferguson '17  

Megan Ferguson picture 2Megan graduated from Seton Hall in 2017, majoring in Philosophy and Diplomacy and International Relations, and with an Asian Studies minor. Her paper written for a class in Feminist Philosophy, "Hysteria in the Hunting Ground: Luce Irigaray and College Trigger Warnings," will appear in the Stanford Undergraduate Research Journal. Megan will travel to Taiwan to teach English on a Fulbright Scholarship. When Megan returns to the United States, she plans to attend law school, having already gained admission — and a full scholarship — to her first-choice school.

Megan on "Why study philosophy?"

"Holistically, my undergraduate education was not about learning facts or a particular skill, but about learning how to think critically and persuasively deliver my analysis. Philosophy was an essential component of that education, not only because I was exposed to various thinkers and means of delivering thought, but because I was asked to provide my own critical evaluations of these thinkers. In doing so, I could also better contribute to my other subjects, applying Weber to a theory about statehood to craft a more persuasive policy paper or discussing Gerard to support or criticize a national security issue. By studying philosophy, I learned how to think, and fostered a love for thinking critically."

The Department of Philosophy at Seton Hall provides the opportunity for examining major philosophers and areas from ancient times to the present. Students are able to learn about the field, and receive strong training in analytical and writing skills. The program’s faculty conduct internationally recognized research and innovative, technologically-enhanced instruction grounded in practical experience while also exploring the frontiers of their discipline.

Megan is an example of what great minds can do at Seton Hall. As the University celebrates its latest milestone of an alumni network of 100,000, achievements of alumni of all walks of life will continue to be highlighted throughout the year.

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