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  1. In our philosophical culture, a distinction is often made between a ” philosopher “and”a person who has been professionally engaged in philosophy and has a degree from the Faculty of Philosophy.”.. A well-known Dutch writer spoke of a “philosopher” – of course, he believed that he himself was a real philosopher. Indeed, many of those whom we historically read as “philosophers” would not have graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy today. But if we put the question the way you put it, the answer for the Netherlands is that it's all about different things in different places. This is, first of all, in universities. Secondly, it is in the educational system: many secondary schools have included philosophy in their curriculum as a selective subject – there is also a national exam. These two professions are, so to speak, a logical extension of the university diploma. And all the others… in journalism, in publishing houses (especially higher-quality ones), in the editorial offices of popular philosophy journals (there are 2 of them in the Dutch language), in a wide field of public lectures and courses, for example, in the so-called English language. “people's universities”, in independent research institutes (“thinktank”), in scientific institutes of political parties (almost every political party in the country has its own institute), in large enterprises that like an “independent thinking person”, in practices of “philosophical therapy”, or in schools (the so-called “philosophy for children”), and so on.

  2. Depends, in my opinion, specifically on the direction
    There is, for example, a political philosophy. You can try yourself in this vector (in combination with international relations or economics).
    The subject reveals the concept of justice and law in a cool and multifaceted way (Jurisprudence, as an option).

  3. It seems to me that the only guaranteed employment option for such a specialty is to be photographed with tourists in the vicinity of Red Square in Socrates ' garb)

    ps. of course, minus, humor is understood here by the overwhelming minority)

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