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A philosophy major may seek employment as a post-secondary teacher, a minister, or might plan to obtain a graduate degree in a profession such as law, for which a background in philosophy is often recommended.  Philosophy, literally the “love of knowledge,” is the parent of all other academic disciplines.  One of philosophy’s aims is to provide a way to see all knowledge as a whole in order to arrive at insights none of the other disciplines can achieve.  Another of philosophy’s functions is to seek answers to problems in its own specialties such as ethics and logic.  Philosophy’s concern is to deal with perplexing questions, which no other discipline can cope with, that people have been asking for thousands of years.

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