"Soon college students all over America will be trundling to their advisers' offices to choose a major. In this moment of financial insecurity, students are naturally drawn to economics, business, and the hard sciences. But students ought to resist the temptation of those purportedly money-ensuring options and even of history and philosophy, marvelous though they may be. All students—and I mean all—ought to think seriously about majoring in English. Becoming an English major means pursuing the most important subject of all—being a human being..."'The Ideal English Major - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Majoring in being human
Everyone should major, or at least minor, in "being a human being." But you can do that in philosophy too.