Friday, January 15, 2010

Philosophy Is Good for Business

BusinessWeek features an article selling philosophy majors as good for business. It's worth a read and is certainly more interesting than other articles in this genre.

I'm torn: yes, philosophy is a good major for anyone, business needs philosophy majors (and not just to pay lip service to ethics), and it's a fallacy to think that the major does or should feed only into law school and philosophy grad school. Still, would I want to fill my classes with the kids who are motivated by hearing that businesses will pay well for "philosophers in pinstripes"?

1 comment:

Paul B Thompson said...

Here's a link that supports your thought (difficult though it may be to believe):