5 things you learn as a philosophy major

You say, “I don’t see the point of philosophy. It’s just a bunch of confusing nonsense that doesn’t actually do anything except turn you into a pretentious atheist-communist-nihilist. If you get a philosophy degree, the only thing you can do is rant about obscure theories to kids who have been suckered into paying to hear you ramble.” I usually say, “Please stop talking to me. Go, naïve bourgeois, stay the hand of introspection and disillusionment:…

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Communicating Communication

There’s a debate in the academic community. Actually, that’s a lie. There are several debates. More than you can shake a stick at. If you chopped down all of Drury’s trees and turned them into sticks, you would still be ill-equipped with the stick-shaking situation. I see I’ve digressed.

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What Are Humanities?

Until a few days ago, I didn’t really understand what areas of study the humanities included. Whenever I thought of humanities, pictures of a student in a library would appear or even videos of the docile Manatee swimming lazily in the ocean. Why on earth would a Manatee appear in my head? Maybe because I thought it was called a “Humanity” before I googled it; or perhaps because they are related to the Elephant, one…

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