Links from 2009/11/03 meeting:
- NYT: In a New Generation of College Students, Many Opt for the Life Examined
- Guardian: I think, therefore I earn
- William Patterson University: How Philosophy Pays Off
More links found on 2009/11/08:
- World Wide Learn: Guide to College Majors in Philosophy
- Eastern Kentucky University: What Can You Do With A Philosophy Degree?
- IUPUI: Philosophy at IUPUI
- IUPUI: Average GRE Scores by Intended Graduate Major, 7/1/01-6/30/04
- USA Today: Top students commit to using their knowledge
- University of the Pacific: What to do with a Philosophy degree?
- Scordo: Why Major In Philosophy?
- Google: "what to do with a philosophy degree"
Many students don't know what career they want to pursue, so they just get a liberal arts/general studies degree. Philosophy seems to fill a similar role, but is potentially of higher quality. Pstumkc 17:39, November 8, 2009 (UTC)
From Kant class on 2009/12/04: Pstumkc 16:49, December 4, 2009 (UTC)
- We're surrounded by idiots; sometimes they have good ideas, but they can't express them or recognize them. A philosophy education allows one to recognize and describe these ideas, or recognize when ideas aren't good, and why not.
- Philosophers have actively engaged brains
- Public school doesn't encourage active thinking; too much rhetoric, and crappy rhetoric at that; education education is poor
- Skills in philosophy intimidate people (which can be good, but bad as well; care and tact are necessary)