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Practical Philosophy

The Big Idea for Saturday, August 03, 2013

That they have the ability to question and communicate, and to identify and challenge basic assumptions means that philosophers are capable of analyzing the sorts of strategy that are vital in the business world.

In fact, the demands of the modern business world call more for the skills of a philosophy student than a business student. The usefulness to business of philosophical education is clearly demonstrated by the fact that philosophy graduates earn higher positions than their business graduate counterparts by the middle of their careers. This is true even though their starting salaries are often lower, which is otherwise a good predictor of future income.

Anders Coulson, philosophy buff, business graduate student and co-founder of Grasp magazine, which focuses on modern business issues, argues this point forcefully. He demonstrates that philosophy is a wise investment, not just for the life of the mind, but also for getting ahead in the business world.

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  1. 1 Why Future Business Leaders Need Philosophy
    Anders Poulsen Experts' Corner
  2. 2 Michael Walzer: Philosophy in a Modern World
    Michael Walzer
  3. 3 Is The Chair Really There? And Should I Really Care?
    Thomas Cathcart Why Philosophize?
  4. 4 What Philosophy Can Reveal About Reality
    Tim Maudlin
 

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