Archive for July 18, 2013
Online philosophy degrees are becoming an increasingly popular option for those who want to know a thing or two about the long history of Western thought from Socrates to Wittgenstein. Online philosophy degrees might not be the best option for people who want to make a career in the field.
That being said, an online degree can serve more than one purpose, not the least of which is because people can unlock quite a few possibilities that they had never known about. Learning philosophy provides people with a new perspective on the world, something which is important in and of itself.
Many of the people who choose to get online degrees are working professionals. These individuals are not looking to make their lives in the field that they are studying, or at least this is not expected of them. Rather they are interested in pursuing knowledge for its own sake.
And knowledge for its own sake it something which is always worth pursuing. Socrates could have told anyone that. Though most pe