Why Study Philosophy?
The study of philosophy involves the critical discussion of the most fundamental questions asked by human beings. Thanks to this concentration on critical discussion, the study of philosophy helps develop breadth of understanding and clarity of thought. This character of philosophical inquiry makes a double major attractive to many students. Moreover, with appropriate supporting courses, a philosophy major can be a sound preparation for many careers, whether or not they involve further study. For an illustration of this, see the following reports and information on the uses of a philosophy major for your later professional life:
- "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"
- "CNN money" report on careers of persons with a philosophy degree
- "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.