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18 Reasons Why A Philosophy Degree Is A Total Waste Of Time

It's a total waste of time and you'll never make any money.

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1. It clearly isn't a real degree.

Susan Sontag, the essayist, filmmaker, and novelist, studied philosophy at the University of California, Berkley, The University of Chicago, Harvard University, and Oxford University.
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2. People that study philosophy are just looking for something easy to do.

The influential political activist Angela Davis studied philosophy at Brandeis University, then later completed a master's degree in it at Frankfurt University.
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The influential political activist Angela Davis studied philosophy at Brandeis University, then later completed a master's degree in it at Frankfurt University.

3. You should do something more practical if you want to be influential in the future.

Aung San Suu Kyi, the influential Burmese Social Democratic stateswoman, studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University.
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Aung San Suu Kyi, the influential Burmese Social Democratic stateswoman, studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University.

4. Or if you want to be powerful or successful.

Bill Clinton, the former President of the United States, also studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University.
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Bill Clinton, the former President of the United States, also studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University.

5. And it doesn't have any real life relevance.

Alain de Botton completed a Master's degree in philosophy at King's College London and now creates TV shows and books emphasising philosophy's relevance to everyday life.
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Alain de Botton completed a Master's degree in philosophy at King's College London and now creates TV shows and books emphasising philosophy's relevance to everyday life.

6. It won't strengthen your ability to reason and debate.

Stokely Carmichael, the civil rights activist who coined the term "Black Power", studied philosophy at Howard University.
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Stokely Carmichael, the civil rights activist who coined the term "Black Power", studied philosophy at Howard University.

7. People that study it are all humourless.

Steve Martin, the legendary comedic actor, received his degree in philosophy from the California State University.
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Steve Martin, the legendary comedic actor, received his degree in philosophy from the California State University.

8. And aren't multi-talented.

Rashida Jones, the actress, has a degree from Harvard University in philosophy and religion.
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Rashida Jones, the actress, has a degree from Harvard University in philosophy and religion.

9. They're completely uncreative.

Though she didn't complete her degree, Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, better known as Lana Del Rey, majored in philosophy at Fordham University.
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Though she didn't complete her degree, Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, better known as Lana Del Rey, majored in philosophy at Fordham University.

10. Like, creative thinking is not encouraged at all.

The director, producer and screenwriter Wes Anderson graduated with a degree in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin.
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The director, producer and screenwriter Wes Anderson graduated with a degree in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin.

11. Nor will it make you more quick-witted or cultured.

Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, studied philosophy at The Evergreen State College.
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Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, studied philosophy at The Evergreen State College.

12. And the people you will meet will be so boring.

Bruce Lee, the legendary kung fu fighter and actor, studied philosophy at the University of Washington (though he majored in drama).
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Bruce Lee, the legendary kung fu fighter and actor, studied philosophy at the University of Washington (though he majored in drama).

13. They won't have anything interesting to say at all.

Simone de Beauvoir was one of the founders of the feminist movement and an important existentialist philosopher. She studied philosophy at Sorbonne.
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Simone de Beauvoir was one of the founders of the feminist movement and an important existentialist philosopher. She studied philosophy at Sorbonne.

14. You definitely won't enjoy it.

Ricky Gervais, the actor, writer and comedian, studied philosophy at University College London.
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Ricky Gervais, the actor, writer and comedian, studied philosophy at University College London.

15. It won't make you more cultured and worldly either.

One of the 20th century's most important and influential composers, Philip Glass, studied philosophy and mathematics at the University of Chicago.
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One of the 20th century's most important and influential composers, Philip Glass, studied philosophy and mathematics at the University of Chicago.

16. And you certainly won't make any money afterwards.

Peter Theil, the co-founder of PayPal, has a degree in philosophy from Stanford University.
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Peter Theil, the co-founder of PayPal, has a degree in philosophy from Stanford University.

17. And it's not like you'll actually become a philosopher!

Jean-Paul Sartre, one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century and of the existentialist school of thought, earned a doctorate in philosophy from École Normale Supérieure.
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Jean-Paul Sartre, one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century and of the existentialist school of thought, earned a doctorate in philosophy from École Normale Supérieure.

18. It's basically a complete waste of time.

T. S. Eliot, the poet and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, studied philosophy at Harvard University.
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T. S. Eliot, the poet and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, studied philosophy at Harvard University.