Annoying? Yes. But I was wondering if you could dole out some advice. I want to do English Literature for undergrad and Philosophy for grad. As someone who is doing it, is it worth it? I love the subjects but I do not see many jobs/opportunities after grad school. Sorry for the intrusion
that depends on what you’re hoping to get out of it. philosophy helps you develop a lot of skills that are critical in lots of careers. you become really rational, articulate, and good at writing. those who get the best LSAT scores are typically philosophy students. but i’d say it’s not directly applicable to getting a degree. there aren’t really jobs out there geared toward philosophy or english majors — unless you’re trying to work for a think tank. for me, it’s worth it because i love it. but i’m now at the point where i need to decide whether this is what i want to pursue forever (and become a professional academic) or take the more practical route and become a lawyer (which i know i’d be good at).
Julius Kronberg (Swedish, 1850-1921), “Romeo and Juliet on the balcony”
We must behave as if the soul were immortal and as if God existed.
- Levinas, God, Death, and Time, p. 65 (via spiritandteeth)
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