The Value of Studying Philosophy

Philosophy ChalkboardIn an older (but not outdated) article in the Atlantic,  Hope Reese interviews Rebecca Newberger Goldstein — philosopher and author of Plato at the Googleplex — who discusses the value of studying philosophy and why it is critical to our lives.  From helping us increase our humanity to becoming responsible citizens of the world, Goldstein claims that philosophy is a worthwhile endeavor and has numerous practical applications.   We agree!  Goldstein discusses:

  • Why philosophy is an asset
  • How philosophy can help us challenge our own point of view & why this matters
  • How we can measure philosophy’s advances (this is a particularly interesting section of the article!)
  • Philosophy, science and religion
  • Literature and philosophy
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Read more…

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