Is Philosophy Also Useful?

Few who lack exposure to serious philosophical inquiry recognize its intrinsic value, understandably enough. Has it, though, instrumental value? Courtesy Leiter Reports, journalist Shannon Rupp offers her perspective. From the essay,

I tell people the most useful classes I took were all in philosophy.

Yes, the course of study that has long been denigrated as frivolous and useless in the job market has been the part of my education that I lean on again and again. For work and everything else.

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