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Ear to ground, rain can be so loud. Sky to cloud?

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Billionaire LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman says his masters in philosophy has helped him more than an MBA

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by Richard Feloni | Business Insider Nov. 24, 2017 Reid Hoffman is the billionaire cofounder of LinkedIn and one of tech’s most influential investors. Instead of a business education, he pursued his master’s degree in philosophy. He told us that

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That ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech’s Hottest Ticket

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From George Anders 2015 column in Forbes magazine. Stewart Butterfield, Slack’s 42-year-old cofounder and CEO, whose estimated double-digit stake in the company could be worth $300 million or more. He’s the proud holder of an undergraduate degree in philosophy from

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Why study philosophy?: A statement by Jordan Kotick, Vice-President J.P. Morgan, Wall Street

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While considering what to study in my first year as an Undergraduate, I decided to take a few Philosophy courses. When informed of my decision, those I knew murmured, “Philosophy…what are you going to do with that?” Soon after my

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A Society with Poor Critical Thinking Skills: The Case for ‘Argument’ in Education

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Huffington Post (08/15/13 | Updated 10/15/13) by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz Researchers have shown that most students today are weak in critical thinking skills. They do poorly on simple logical reasoning tests (Evans, 2002). Only a fraction of graduating high school seniors (6 percent

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Mill’s Utilitarianism

"John Stuart Mill," by Mitch Francis
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Mill’s Hedonism

"John Stuart Mill," by Mitch Francis
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Aristotle’s Ethics – Book X: On Happiness and Contemplation

"Aristotle," by Mitch Francis
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Marijuana “Experts” Disappoint: Part II – The Law Enforcement Establishment

Opinion | Perspective ‘Experts’ disappoint, part 2 April 17, 2016 in Rutland Herald / Times Argus Surprised and disappointed by the marijuana misinformation in circulation, we set part of the record straight in part one of our commentary (“Marijuana ‘experts’

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Marijuana “Experts” Disappoint: Part I – The Medical Establishment

Opinion | Perspective | Rutland Herald By Brendan Lalor and Philip Lamy Commentary | April 10,2016 Editor’s note: What follows is Part 1 of a commentary piece by Brendan Lalor and Philip Lamy. The second part will run in a

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