Why Study Philosophy?
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:
- "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."
- NU Philosophy information leaflet with reasons for double-majoring in Philosophy
- "Study of Philosophy Makes Gain Despite Economy"
- "Philosophy is Back in Business"
- "Multicultural Critical Theory. At Business School?"
- "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.
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