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Philosophy students tell us why they love their major

From the Fall 2016 issue of Arts & Sciences Magazine:

Students tell us why they love their major, in three sentences or less.

“The most important lessons I have learned from philosophy are to listen; to take into account other arguments, even if they do not appeal to me; and to not be limited by dogmatic thought.”
—Ioana Grosu ’17

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TED Talks Daily: Why tech needs the humanities

If you want to build a team of innovative problem-solvers, you should value the humanities just as much as the sciences, says entrepreneur Eric Berridge. He shares why tech companies should look beyond STEM graduates for new hires — and how people with backgrounds in the arts and humanities can bring creativity and insight to […]