File spoon-archives/foucault.archive/foucault_1998/foucault.9804, message 18

Date: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 14:15:31 -0500
Subject: Re: Philosopy Majors

At our college, most of the philosophy majors are in a pre-law "track" 
and see their philosophy study as effective training for the kind of
critical thinking needed in the law and for taking the LSAT.  My own
(admittedly very old fashioned and impractical) view is that you
should get the education you want, if you really want it, and think
about the "career track" as an entirely separate issue.  For a 
career, get a job.  For an education, choose philosophy and run with
it (or literature or history, equally "impractical").  Thumb your nose
at the system, refuse the capitalist imposition (late capitalism is
dying anyway, believe me) and learn something worth learning.
Tom Dillingham


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