Why study Philosophy?
The most obvious reason to study philosophy is that one is fascinated by the questions philosophy asks and attempts to answer. But there are other possible reasons too (read more...). If one wants to learn to think clearly, to analyse, to reason logically and to spot errors in the reasoning of others, the study of philosophy (at least in the analytical tradition) is highly recommended.
The skills learnt in philosophy are readily transferable to other areas of life, which may be why philosophy is enjoying a resurgence of interest among students and why prospective employers are interested in philosophy graduates. Read all about it in the following articles:
- Why Study Philosophy? - Mellon Foundation blog
- In a New Generation of College Students, Many Opt for the Life Examined - New York Times
- Is Philosophy the Most Practical Major - The Atlantic
- The Rise in Stock of Philosophy Graduates - The Guardian
- More Things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio - Times Higher Education
- The Management Myth - The Atlantic
- Be Employable, Study Philosophy - Salon
- The earning power of Philosophy majors - The Atlantic
- For philosophy majors, the question after graduation is: What next? - The Washington Post
- What Can I Do With A Master’s Degree In Philosophy? - MastersDegree.net
- Robert E. Rubin: Philosophy Prepared Me for a Career in Finance and Government