Thinking of majoring in Philosophy

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Any uncomfortable philosophical issues can be resolved with simplistic religious platitudes or clichéd political jingoisms.
Have the Philosophical Sciences resolved any uncomfortable issues lately? I have to admit, I've had to let my subscription to 'Uncomfortable Philosophical Issues Monthly' lapse to pay my porn bill.

Now I just get the annual Swimsuit Issue.

What you have put forth is an example of a false dichotomy. One must not choose one or the other. I can say with authority that pondering deep philosophical issues does not preclude an individual from masturbating to pornography.
I only have enough time in my life for one.
 
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Have you looked in to the career prospects for a Philosophy major?
Unless you're good enough to be teaching this marginal stuff as an aside to other disciplines, it might be hard to find a job that pays anywhere near the IT level.
Of course, if it's primarily for personal development, go for it!
Somebody said, when Science displaced God as the Truth, (in the 19th century!) that philosophy has been relegated to the realm of semantics. Perhaps you might get more from a linguistics course.
SMH.
To be fair, smashing your head does not actually refute anything and I have no doubt that you are capable of an actual response that will describe your point of view more fully and possibly even persuade others that studying philosophy is a worthwhile pursuit.
 

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Majoring in Philosophy?

you know what

this is not the 18th century

if it was

I would mayor in Philosophy....otherwise? no

Cheers
 
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Any uncomfortable philosophical issues can be resolved with simplistic religious platitudes or clichéd political jingoisms.
Have the Philosophical Sciences resolved any uncomfortable issues lately? I have to admit, I've had to let my subscription to 'Uncomfortable Philosophical Issues Monthly' lapse to pay my porn bill.

Now I just get the annual Swimsuit Issue.

What you have put forth is an example of a false dichotomy. One must not choose one or the other. I can say with authority that pondering deep philosophical issues does not preclude an individual from masturbating to pornography.
I only have enough time in my life for one.
Are you saying the few seconds it takes you to relieve yourself watching pornography is preventing you from analysing life more fully from a philosophical perspective?
 

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Augmenting one's abilities to reason, think clearly and arrive at satisfying resolution of existential questions holds no interest for today's American society. Money is the only question, and the only answer.
 
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Majoring in Philosophy?

you know what

this is notthe 18th century

if it was

I would mayor in Philosophy....otherwise? no

Cheers
To be clear, I am financially secure regardless of the outcome of my endeavor.
 
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Augmenting one's abilities to reason, think clearly and arrive at satisfying resolution of existential questions holds no interest for today's American society. Money is the only question, and the only answer.
Philosophy need not be limited to existential questions. Practicality can also serve as a grounding force of reason. I myself have been reminded of this by life far more times than I care to admit.
 

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I was interested in Philosophy, among other things in college, except chose what I deemed the most practical of my interests, Computer Science. I would make the same choice again if given the chance. I dropped out of school to accept a job offer in a different location. After a succesful career in software development , I can afford to go back to school on my own dime and study what I lIke. My question is how far will finishing my bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics go towards fullfilling requirements towards a Science of Philosophy degree?

Question 1: Why do you need to go back to school to learn? Can't you read a book? Or do you need to pays someone $78,000 a year to read it to you?
Question 2: Don't you mean a Philosophy of Science degree? ;)
Question 3: Do you want to study philosophy just for the degree, for the dry abstraction, or to really understand yourself deeper?
 

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Augmenting one's abilities to reason, think clearly and arrive at satisfying resolution of existential questions holds no interest for today's American society. Money is the only question, and the only answer.
Philosophy need not be limited to existential questions. Practicality can also serve as a grounding force of reason. I myself have been reminded of this by life far more times than I care to admit.
Self improvement and increased knowledge is a good enough reason to take the course you are considering.
 
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I was interested in Philosophy, among other things in college, except chose what I deemed the most practical of my interests, Computer Science. I would make the same choice again if given the chance. I dropped out of school to accept a job offer in a different location. After a succesful career in software development , I can afford to go back to school on my own dime and study what I lIke. My question is how far will finishing my bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics go towards fullfilling requirements towards a Science of Philosophy degree?

Question 1: Why do you need to go back to school to learn? Can't you read a book? Or do you need to pays someone $78,000 a year to read it to you?
Question 2: Don't you mean a Philosophy of Science degree? ;)
Question 3: Do you want to study philosophy just for the degree, for the dry abstraction, or to really understand yourself deeper?

1. I'm not willing to spend $78,000 a year.
2. LOL. Of course. I was drunk when I typed it.
3. I find it to be an interesting subject, although I am leaning more towards something more practical in STEM.
 

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Americans have little use for what are not directly lucrative intellectual pursuits. They think they know what 'practical' is and have no resources for seeing outside that tight, constricting box. Any uncomfortable philosophical issues can be resolved with simplistic religious platitudes or clichéd political jingoisms.

Who exactly the fuck are you to declare what Americans think?
 

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I encourage the OP to pursue this interest. Knowing for the sake of knowing is a good thing. He or she has already stated they are not quitting their job in this pursuit. Live your life with no regrets, or you will wonder what you missed.
 

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