We’ve been saying for some time now, but it is nice to see those outside Philosophy (or academia even) recognize the value of philosophy. Huffington Post just ran a piece on “The Unexpected Way Philosophy Majors Are Changing The World Of Business.” Much of the news isn’t new. (Damon Horowitz, a PhD in philosophy, has been Google’s in-house philosopher for some time, for instance.) But the piece is a nice summary of many of the virtues of a philosophical educaiton. It can and readily should be shared with skeptical students (and family, if anyone still has some asking why you did get/are getting a philosophy degree).
For anyone interested, you can read my own three-part series on the case for philosophy.