What Can Philosophy Do For You? Higher Test Scores, Better Jobs, Bigger Pay (Among Other Things)

rodin-thinkerWhat can philosophy do for you? The question is perhaps better asked this way. What can’t it do for you?

Head over to this web site created by Tomás Bogardus, a philosophy professor at Pepperdine, and you’ll learn why philosophy can answer big questions (we all know that), but also improve your test scores on the LSATGRE and GMAT, and then make you more employable and better compensated in the workplace. Yes, rigorous thinking can do that.

If you’re wondering which philosophy grads have actually made a dent in the world, here’s a list of players and yet another list. They include names like: George Soros, the Karl Popper disciple who singlehandedly broke the Bank of England (missed the course on ethics, I guess); Phil Jackson, the zen master who  led 11 basketball teams to NBA championships; Carly Fiorina, the first woman to become the CEO of a Fortune 20 company; and Vaclav Havel, the playwright who later became president of Czechoslovakia.

If you want to start living the examined life too, we’d suggest getting started with our collection of 90 Free Philosophy Courses, and otherwise exploring related courses in our collection of 750 Free Courses Online.

via Leiter Reports

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