Thursday, July 24, 2008
Hu, Winnie. "In a New Generation of College Students, Many Opt for the Life Examined." NEW YORK TIMES April 6, 2008.
Once scoffed at as a luxury major, philosophy is being embraced at Rutgers and other universities by a new generation of college students who are drawing modern-day lessons from the age-old discipline as they try to make sense of their world, from the morality of the war in Iraq to the latest political scandal. The economic downturn has done little, if anything, to dampen this enthusiasm among students, who say that what they learn in class can translate into practical skills and careers. On many campuses, debate over modern issues like war and technology is emphasized over the study of classic ancient texts. . . . Read the rest here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/06/education/06philosophy.html?_r=1&oref=slogin.