Friday, April 25, 2008

Quicklink: Philosophy Students Increasing in Number

Recently, the New York Times ran an article discussing the increasing number of undergraduates who are choosing to major in philosophy. It's always nice when the discipline gets some positive publicity--the article speaks highly of the worth of a major in philosophy--so I thought I would share it.

Best paragraph in the article:

Jenna Schaal-O’Connor, a 20-year-old sophomore who is majoring in cognitive science and linguistics, said philosophy had other perks. She said she found many male philosophy majors interesting and sensitive.

“That whole deep existential torment,” she said. “It’s good for getting girlfriends.”


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