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  1. It is necessary, but only in a completely different form than it is now.

    If we talk about philosophical education as part of any other special or general education (philosophy course for non-philosophers), properly designed and implemented, it can give students not only an idea of the main philosophical ideas, but also some skills of living in society, analyzing information, reflecting and forming their own value system.

    Philosophical education as such (the Faculty of Philosophy and the diploma of a philosopher) is already a different, more complex story. If the course program was designed correctly, and the teachers do their job with love and interest, it is very likely that interested and searching young people will later become a kind of influencer in the issues they specialize in (politics, social sphere, economics, science, etc.). Since philosophy is a meta-science, a person with a philosophical education is able to give direction and evaluate the development of other areas.

    Philosophical education is something that potentially makes it possible to influence various spheres of society, and a philosopher is someone who poses the right questions. And of course, a lot will depend on how high-quality this education was and how much the person himself can and wants to apply it in this direction.

  2. What can you expect when you have a philosophy degree? What can you expect when you don't have a philosophy degree? As a philosopher, you would be able to write a detailed essay on this topic. In any case, having received such an education, you will gain a diploma and wisdom, but you will lose time. At the same time, getting any other education, you also get a diploma and knowledge, and also lose time. So what's the difference?

    The difference is in practical application. As a philosopher, you will be able to work as a teacher, develop communication skills (which will be useful in any field of activity), and strategic thinking. Philosophers (by education) often find themselves in the financial sector, where all these skills are very much in demand (analysts, for example).

    Now the profession of a philosopher is positioned more as an additional profession. But know that philosophical skills are great for developing thinking.

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