Information on the Practical Value of Philosophy



"A Philosophy Degree Earns More Than an Accounting Degree," Yahoo Finance, 30 January 2015.

"Best Majors for GRE Scores in 2013: Philosophy Dominates," Physics Central, 29 July 2013.

"A Liberal Arts Degree Is More Valuable Than Learning Any Trade," Forbes, 13 November 2012.

"Philosophy--What's the Use?," New York Times, 25 January 2012.

"Philosophy Valued At One Community College," All Things Considered, January 2011.

"Philosophy Is Back in Business," Business Week, January 2010. 

Learn Philosophy: The classic discipline can help with contemporary dilemmas and modern careers,” U.S. News & World Report, 18 December 2008.

Philosophy’s Makeover: Why job prospects for philosophy grads are brightening,” University Affairs, 3 November 2008.

 “In a New Generation of College Students, Many Opt for the Life Examined,” New York Times, 6 April 2008.

"The Rise in Stock of Philosophy Graduates: I Think, Therefore I Earn," The Guardian, 20 November 2007.

"Think On: Philosophy is a quintessentially modern discipline," The London Times, 15 August 1998.

Philosophers Find the Degree Pays Off in Life and in Work,” New York Times, 26 December 1997.

How to Get to the Top — Study Philosophy,” Globe and Mail, 2 January 1990.


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