'Why Study Philosophy'

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  1. midcan5

    midcan5 liberal / progressive

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    More stuff for the thinkers.

    "Philosophy and politics majors earn more than any other humanities degree through all stages of their careers."

    "Philosophy majors outperform business majors in earning power later in their careers, and they outperform biology majors at all stages of their careers. Mid-career median salaries for philosophy majors are reported to be $85,100.[31]"

    American Catholic Philosophical Association - Publications

    And this too:

    Interesting comments on African philosophy

    Existence and Consolation -

    "Politics is opposed to morality, as philosophy to naiveté." Emmanuel Levinas

    "Human beings do not live in the objective world alone ... but are very much at the mercy of the particular language which has become the medium of expression for their society. It is quite an illusion to imagine that one adjusts to reality essentially without the use of language and that language is merely an incidental means of solving specific problems of communication or reflection. The fact of the matter is that the 'real world' is to a large extent unconsciously built upon the language habits of the group. No two languages are ever sufficiently similar to be considered as representing the same social reality. The worlds in which different societies live are distinct worlds, not merely the same world with different labels attached ... We see and hear and otherwise experience very largely as we do because the language habits of our community predispose certain choices of interpretation." Edward Sapir

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