What can you do with a philosophy degree?

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What can you do with a philosophy degree?

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While a philosophy degree could be the first step on a path to becoming a philosopher and teaching philosophy, many other careers draw upon the ability to reason, to think critically about arguments and to consider the ethical implications of our decisions. A degree in philosophy can prepare a graduate for law school and for careers in education, medical ethics and public policy. A lawyer, judge or legal scholar must be aware of fallacious arguments and able to understand the conceptual foundation for legal decisions in order to apply case law appropriately and form sound legal arguments. Ethicists must grapple with ethical dilemmas in medical care, research practices, civil liability cases. Government officials and policy makers must understand the philosophical rationale for their authority and understand the ethical implications of their decisions. A philosophy degree can prepare students for these challenges. A philosophy major can also help a teacher to gain a deeper appreciation of how we impart and acquire knowledge, providing a historical context to history, science, music, art and mathematics.

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