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Importance of philosophy

I looked forward to delving into a few classes in philosophy during my undergraduate years. However, my advisors did not seem to share my enthusiasm. Philosophy, it seemed, was merely a bump in the road for most majors. Taking more than one class would be tantamount to burning your money, I was told. After all, why bother thinking if society can do that for you?

Still, I believe that philosophy can combine harmoniously with anything, despite what some rash cynics might say. Why not have required philosophy classes that focus on various aspects and elements within a specific field? Doing so would result in employees who have deep insight into the innerworkings of their areas of expertise.

It is up to us to voice our concern regarding the importance of philosophy in our academic system and how it can flourish within other fields. We should aim to be more than “sufficiently” human.

Moe Alkhidhr


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