Battlepanda: Philosophy on the rise


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Philosophy on the rise

The New York Times reports that philosophy is gaining in popularity as a major.

Sadly, I can't say that my experience in philosophy confirms the last two paragraphs of the article.
Jenna Schaal-O’Connor, a 20-year-old sophomore who is majoring in cognitive science and linguistics, said philosophy had other perks. She said she found many male philosophy majors interesting and sensitive.

"That whole deep existential torment," she said. "It’s good for getting girlfriends."