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

Relat­ed Con­tent:

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