On the benefits of a philosophy major

Katrina Sifferd, Pleas, Excuses, Sept 19, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The point of the chart is of course to tout how well philosophers perform (yay us!) but what I find striking is how poorly communications majors and computer science majors perform. Oh, and there's a nice definition of critical reasoning in there, where "Critical is defined as 'the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.'" I think communication and critical reasoning are closely related.

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