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  1. Once the head of the HSE School of Philosophy, Vladimir Natanovich Porus, was asked the question: “Where do graduates of the Faculty of Philosophy work?” The professor, without thinking twice, answered succinctly:”Everywhere.”

    Philosophy in the Middle Ages was the basis of education, and not only in the humanities. Over time, it was necessary to quickly train specialists in narrower areas, philosophy was relegated to the background, and the disciplines of the Septem Artes Liberates cycle – grammar, rhetoric, dialectic, arithmetic, geometry, astronomy and music-came to the fore separately. They formed modern narrowly focused educational programs.

    However, many faculties at the National Research University Higher School of Economics study philosophy in addition to the main professional disciplines. Thus, there is a tendency to return philosophical knowledge to education.

    What does the philosophical “everywhere” mean? Analytics, journalism, curating projects (including technical ones), editing, teaching, politics – a certified philosopher will find a job one way or another. If it wasn't possible, no one would waste their time on it. In any case, a master's degree can also be completed in another direction. And at the Higher School of Economics, in addition, there are minors that allow you to get another specialty in parallel with the main one.

    To answer your question: where they want, they go.

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