Philosophy Department: Academic Resources
- Why Study Philosophy?
- The Philosophy Club
- Helpful References
- Beyond the Major: Resources for Recent or Soon-to-Be Graduates
- Get Involved
The study of Philosophy aims at cultivating habits of thinking critically and communicating effectively. The emphasis on critical thinking in studying philosophy helps develop both breadth of understanding and clarity of thought. Critical thinking and effective communication about significant matters contribute to living more meaningful and productive lives. A Philosophy major may be a sound preparation also for many careers. For an illustration of this, check out some of the links/information below about how you can use a Philosophy major for your professional life:
- "That 'Useless" Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech's Hottest Ticket"
- "The Management Myth" ("If you want to succeed in business, don’t get an M.B.A. Study philosophy instead.")
- "Philosophy majors outperform all other majors for the GRE"
- "Best education for Business Management? The Philosophy Major"
- "Be employable, Study Philosophy."
- "Wall Street Journal on the comparative earning potential of a Philosophy Major"
- "I think, therefore I earn."
- "Study of Philosophy Makes Gain Despite Economy"
- "Philosophy is Back in Business"
- "Multicultural Critical Theory. At Business School?" (Requires NYTimes.com subscription)
- "What Can I Do With a Philosophy Degree?"
- Philosophy students' high mathematical and verbal competence revealed in a recent national study
- Chicago Tribune weighs in on why to study philosophy.
The Philosophy Club endeavors to make the pleasures of the discipline of philosophy available to the
general student body through club-sponsored events. Anyone can join regardless of
major or past philosophical experience.
For more information, contact the group's advisor Don Morse at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-246-7737.
The Philosophy Club publishes a journal, Sophia, in which students can present their work. Students can also join the editorial board for valuable behind-the-scenes experience in publishing. For more information, contact Department Coordinator Karen Miller.
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