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What Are The Career Options For Philosophy Graduates?


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#1 Oliviev

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:12 AM

I am interested in Philosophy but fear it might not be of much use when trying to get a job, apart from maybe teaching philosophy which I don't really want to do.

#2 Shinryuu

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 04:01 PM

I don't really see people putting philosopher on their resumes. I think the field is limited to thinking, teaching and praying you get books published.
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Posted 31 August 2012 - 10:11 PM

Philosophers are often thought of as being right-brained creative, inventive thinkers, which often attracts them to careers in the creative/aesthetic arts like music, visual art and fiction. Neil Peart, famous drummer of Canadian rock band Rush, was a philosophy major in college. Rush's songs are often considered thought-provoking philosophical diatribes in and of themselves, and I believe Peart, besides being the drummer, is one of the primary lyricists in the band, if not the main one.

A major hit for Rush was "Free Will," one of the core talking points of philosophical discourse (cf. Nietzsche, Kant, etc.), written by Neil Peart. If you've ever heard the song or read the lyrics, you can see the philosophical influence there. B)

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 01:17 AM

The unexamined life is not worth living.

#5 JCMiller

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 10:35 AM

I'm pretty sure they opened up a new philosophy factor over in green bay...






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