Philosophy in the News
Philosophy and Business
- Philosophy is Back in Business: Forget Economics. Philosophy Offers a Deeper, Broader Way of Thinking to Help Companies Through Times Made Tougher by Overspecialized Experts (Businessweek)
- 11 Famous Executives Who Majored in Philosophy (Business Insider)
Philosophy in the Tech Industry
Philosophy for Journalists
Job Prospects for Philosophy Majors
- I think, Therefore I Earn: Philosophy Graduates are Suddenly all the Rage with Employers. What Can They Possibly have to Offer? (The Guardian)
- What Can You Do with a Philosophy Degree? Plenty, If You Ask Members of the USA TODAY’s All-USA College Academic First Team
- Graduating With A Philosophy Degree? The Earning Potential of Philosophy Majors
- Salaries of Philosophy Majors Over Time
- The Earning Power of Philosophy (The Atlantic)
The Value of Studying Philosophy
- In a New Generation of College Students, Many Opt for the Life Examined (NYTimes)
- “We Think, Therefore We Learn.” How Philosophy in the classroom is helping to raise children’s IQ levels and improve their concentration.
- “Philosophy Should Be For Everyone.” It’s important for Democracy and for Living a Full Human Life
- Study of Philosophy Makes Gains Despite Economy: Students are turning to an ancient study that they say prepares them not for a job, but for the multiple jobs they expect to hold during their lifetimes.
- Why I Teach Plato to Plumbers (The Atlantic)
Famous People with Philosophy Degrees
- Insanely Successful Philosophy Majors (Tech Insider)
- Successful philosophy majors from Government & Politics and Business to Writing and Arts & Entertainment
- Who Has a Philosophy Degree Poster
More Philosophy in the News
- Financer and Philathropist Nicolas Berggruen: What the world needs now is more philosophy
- United Nations World Philosophy Day
Merrimack Philosophy graduates can be found working:
- As Lawyers, Doctors, Professors, Political Advisors, Computer Scientists, Financial Analysts, Entrepreneurs, Teachers, Artists, Social Workers, Nonprofit Organization Directors, Audiologists, Historians, Authors, Business Professionals, and Mental Health Professionals.
Why major in Philosophy?
- The problem-solving, analytical, judgmental, and synthesizing capacities that philosophy develops are unrestricted in their scope and unlimited in their usefulness (APA online).
- Philosophy majors excel on advanced standardized tests such as the GRE, GMAT, and LSAT.
- Many Merrimack Philosophy majors also pursue degrees in other disciplines in the liberal arts, business, and sciences. The Merrimack Philosophy Department encourages, supports, and actively participates in interdisciplinary pursuits.
- Philosophy examines questions central to the fields of Medicine, Law, Science, Journalism, History, Psychology, Technology, Literature, Film, the Environment, Public Policy, Religion, Education, and Business.
- Problem solving. Analytical skills. Critical thinking. Systematic study skills. Ethical reasoning. Communication skills. Persuasion and argumentative skills. Writing skills. Development and Assessment of methods and standards. Advocacy. Creativity. Understanding of other disciplines.
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Philosophy and Law
- Philosophy majors have consistently performed extremely well on the LSAT and they have high rates of admission into law schools.
- See LSAT performance and admission rates for philosophy majors
- Philosophy develops skills that are recommended by the American Bar Association for pre-law students, including Problem Solving, Critical Reading, Writing and Editing, Oral Communication and Listening, and Promotion of Justice.
- Many philosophy courses also expose students to the law by critically examining laws, proposed legal reforms, and court cases. These include Philosophy of Law, Global Justice, Human Rights:Theory and Practice, Biomedical Ethics, and Contemporary Moral Problems.
- See the American Law Association’s statement on preparing for law school.
- Dr. Sandra Raponi has a law degree in addition to a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Please contact her for more information about how a degree in philosophy can help prepare you for law school.