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    Default What to do with a BA in Philosophy

    Life after Philosophy

    Employers very often want people who are adaptable rather than those who are already trained along particular lines. Philosophy graduates have learnt how to identify, analyse and solve problems, and to present their solutions in clear, precise and concise arguments. These are very valuable skills in the workplace, and also provide a good intellectual basis for vocational training. Indeed, they constitute the 'Key Skills' currently identified by the Government as required for a successful career in a competitive job-market. There are philosophy graduates in law, government, the media, management consultancy, accountancy, social work, business in general, teaching, stained glass windows manufacture, and many other lines of work.


    (Stained glass windows manufacture I'm aware looks totally out of place and must be somewhat tongue-in-cheek; I and my philosopher friends found it incredibly amusing when I first came across it.)


    Any other ideas?

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    Four years of college.....and plenty of knowledge....have earned me this useless degree.

    Derrr..

    Sorry. Couldn't resist.


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    Hopefully you enjoyed your major and learned something in the process. More and more, I believe one can't see a degree as a means to an end.

    So answering your question : anything that interests you and that you can prove you're qualified to do (yeah, there's no real answer). You must ask yourself why you chose the major in the first place.

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    My friend who got a philosophy BA went into computers. He said

    "The philosophy factory closed."

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    justifying weapon trade?
    Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"

    Theory is always superseded by Fact...
    ... In theory.

    “I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.”
    Richard Feynman's last recorded words

    "Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart."
    Mencius (Meng-Tse), 4th century BCE

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    Quote Originally Posted by EcK View Post
    justifying weapon trade?
    There's already 'the terrorist/infidel menace' for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sytpg View Post
    There's already 'the terrorist/infidel menace' for that.
    One's never overqualified in these times of hardship
    Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"

    Theory is always superseded by Fact...
    ... In theory.

    “I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.”
    Richard Feynman's last recorded words

    "Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart."
    Mencius (Meng-Tse), 4th century BCE

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    Dude... a Bachelor's in Philosophy is great preparation for law school.

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    Kick ass and take names.
    ALL AROUND THE WORLD PEOPLE EATIN' GUMBO

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    Counseling and Social work accept students who do not have a bachelors in those same areas. Philosophy as an undergrad degree for that course of study makes some sense, since it pursues clear and reasoned thought which is related to counseling people in psychology. Existential psychology could be one particular area of interest. Of course this career track is only useful if you would enjoy the daily toil of talking to people about their emotional and behavioral issues.
    Step into my metaphysical room of mirrors.
    Fear of reality creates myopic morality
    So I guess it means there is trouble until the robins come
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