How would you react to people saying that a diploma in philosophy is useless?

Not.As with all diplomas it is the world that determines whether and how much value a diploma has. There are licensed doctors who do terrible things. And as a physician, unqualified nurses have asked for medical acts that they have done for years and sometimes with more skill than doctors.

There are good auto mechanics without, and bad with diplomas.In those branches, a diploma is useful, because the bad with a diploma deserve more than the good without.

Back to philosophy.The great philosophers have not studied philosophy for a long time, let alone graduated. Biology, medicine, theology, linguistics, Law, natural sciences, including astronomy, can all evoke philosophical questions asking for deepening.

What the great philosophers have in common is not a paper, but an interest in the problems we face as people and an inner urge to investigate them and to form and test theories about them.

To be a philosopher, friend of wisdom, nothing is required than an open and inquiing spirit and the ability to see underlying relationships in the things of man and of the world.

A training philosophy is not useless, but there is no clear link between training and employment as it is in medicine, for example.

Philosophers end up in all domains, from journalism to software development and practicing professions from teachers to moral consultants.

But of course you have to pave your own path, something you should do much less as a student of medicine.If you are studying purely to increase your chances of a good job, rather than broader personal development (which may be very useful on a professional level), then philosophy is obviously not the best choice, at least not in the short term.

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What does or does not benefit everyone is different.

I would like to give them the same and ask them to make a serious talk about them.If they want that, I would then ask them on the basis of which competences they would be able to conduct that conversation in a serious way at all.After all, there is no sense of exchange of views on bare opinions, about stupidity much less.

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Clearly the philosopher then starts a discussion about what is exactly useful in life and what is not.Done repeatedly. Most people get angry after a while. I also do a bit of it. Oh well, you need something.

I react by saying that I use the competences I acquired when I was studying for that diploma daily, in my work (even though I don’t work 芒 鈧?艙as filosoof芒 鈧? and beyond.
The study has therefore had a very great benefit for me, and I dare to say, it has continued for my employer and with whom I come into contact professionally.
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That they are right.A Diploma in Philosophy I also find a completely useless diploma.

How has the first philosopher actually come to his diploma?

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