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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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The Perfect Moral Storm: Philosophers Respond to the Impending Anthropogenic Apocalypse

For at least the next 200 years, weather forecasts predict shitstorms, with global temperatures now set to remain elevated for hundreds of years to come. The latest IPCC report explains that our emissions are nearing the point of no return. Even if industrialized nations switched to solar power overnight, it is now too late to fully reverse the planet’s course. Geologists have officially termed this new epoch, where the human species has irreparably shaped earth’s geological history, the
Anthropocene. Policymakers no longer have the luxury to decide how we might “stop” global warming. Instead, we have to figure out how we’ll manage amidst climate instability.

Posted in Environmental Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy, Philosophy Blog, Politics, Social & Political Philosophy

20 Cognitive Biases

20 Cognitive Biases

An iconic taxonomy of bias.

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Plato’s Republic (reading five)

"Plato," by Mitch Francis
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