Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Why wait until college?

Check out this article from the Washington Post describing how some students at one middle school spend their lunchtime at a meeting of their Philosophy Club. I had a prospective student from the other side of the U.S. tell me a similar club at his high school was very popular. Why don't we see more of this? Do you think it'd be helpful if students were exposed to philosophy earlier in their career?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The myth of the useless philosophy major

Check out this Business Week essay about why people who are seriously interested in a business career should major in philosophy.

Oh, and guess which job is ranked #11 out of 200 jobs in a recent "study"? Yes, the job is philosopher! Right below dental hygienist.

I owe both of these items to Leiter Reports.