The first reason to study philosophy is the combination of intellectual curiosity and personal accomplishment. Philosophy addresses the big questions that I’m always puzzled reflective persons stop. The philosophical questions are once we care about it may be disappointing to think that we cannot reach a point where we can claim to know what the answers we accept are true. But we would be fooling ourselves if we thought that we can know the answers. We can however do the best job we can do with the philosophical questions. Although we can never decisively settle philosophical questions we can say that relative to our state of information and logical abilities a particular theory is most plausible. Just as we cannot guarantee that we will run a four-minute mile we still take satisfaction in running a personal best, in philosophy we can gain satisfaction from doing the best job we can with the extraordinary task of building a plausible worldview. In this sense philosophy is a personal accomplishment in pursuit of a Worthy goal.