WHY STUDY PHILOSOPHY

Link YOU DON'T HAVE A RIGHT TO BELIEVE WHATEVER YOU WANT TO Link CAKE OR BISCUIT? WHY JAFFA CAKES EXCITE PHILOSOPHERS If you've ever been a student of mine, then we've undoubtedly had the conversation about whether tables exist or not. I end that discussion by noting that if it is that difficult to define "table," then how much more difficult it is to define things like "love," "justice," or "equality." Here is an article about the importance of defining "cake" and some of the legal and philosophical ramifications. The problem is real! Link DEFINING "PICKLE" MORE ON WHY DEFINITIONS MATTER IN REAL LIFE. Folder BEING A LAWYER? STUDY PHILOSOPHY Some information on the advantages of studying philosophy in pursuit of a law degree or career. Link HOW (AND WHEN) TO THINK LIKE A PHILOSOPHER Link The Unexpected Way Philosophy Majors Are Changing The World Of Business Link Who Studies Philosophy? Link A Broad Scope For Philosophy Link Why We Need Philosophers Engaged In Public Life Link How an 18th-Century Philosopher Helped Solve My Midlife Crisis Link Cognitivie Biases That Affect Our Decision Making Link The Writer Link "TO SPEAK OR NOT TO SPEAK: What Philosophers Have to Say About the Day's Top Stories" Hear a couple of philosophers and a political scientist discuss the value of studying philosophy. Link Paradox at the heart of mathematics makes physics problem unanswerable The reader should recognize that at issue, here, are several philosophical problems such as consistency, paradox, epistemological limits, and metaphysical boundaries. The mathematical paradox rests on our metaphysical notions of the world and our epistemic access to it. This is an inherently philosophical problem. Link Why Trust A Theory? Physicists And Philosophers Debate The Scientific Method Think "Philosophy" is a four-letter word? Do you think Physics has things straight? Think again. The role that philosophy has to play in our deepest questions about the universe is broad and deep! Link Can philosophy survive in an academy driven by impact and employability? Studying Philosophy increases your chances of successful employment, improved reasoning skills, and life satisfaction! Link I THINK; THEREFORE, I EARN Philosophy is in high demand. Link The Case For Teaching 5-Year-Olds Philosophy Link WHY PHYSICS NEED PHILOSOPHY A VERY NICE, SHORT DISCUSSION ABOUT SOME OF THE PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTIONS THAT PHYSICS RAISES. Link VERBAL VS. MATHEMATICAL APTITUDE IN ACADEMICS Studying philosophy makes you a better test taker. It also makes you much smarter! Link "Public Radio Show 'Philosophy Talk' Wins Major Grant for New Series on the Cosmos" Think physics answers the fundamental questions of the physical universe? Link Why I Was Wrong About Liberal-Arts Majors Link Holding On to What Makes Us Human Link WHY ON EARTH SHOULD ANYBODY STUDY PHILOSOPHY? Link "WE ARE ALL CONFIDENT IDIOTS" Basically, we all make a ton of cognitive mistakes, we tend to be unaware of them and this boosts the chances that we will be wrong on any given point at any given time. Also, proper decision making takes a lot of time and effort, but it seems to be worth it and saying "I don't know" is a totally appropriate response. Link IS PHILOSOPHY SIMPLY HARDER THAN SCIENCE? Is there a real relationship between philosophy and science? Is one better than the other? In this article, David Papineau, among other things, suggests that not only does philosophy "get results," but science often fails to realize that at the heart of its various enterprises rest deep and intractable philosophical problems. Everybody makes assumptions about the world. One discipline makes it a point to expose, examine, and evaluate those (often hidden) assumptions - Philosophy. If one is expecting philosophical results to look like scientific results, then one is making several unqualified assumptions about the world and about the nature of philosophy and science themselves that need examining. Link IS PHILOSOPHY STUPID? I can't think of a single person who has ever said that philosophy is stupid or worthless who actually understands anything about the subject. This is a great piece. Link PLEASE, STUDENTS, TAKE THAT 'IMPRACTICAL' HUMANITIES COURSE. A NICE DISCUSSION ABOUT WHY HIMANITIES COURSES ARE SO IMPORTANT TO INDIVIDUAL GROWTH AND A STRONG SOCIETY.