4 Answers

  1. It all depends on what you want to study there for and at what level of education.�

    For example, it makes sense to go for a bachelor's degree in philosophy, because this is a fairly broad specialty that prepares you for various options for further education or career. At the Faculty of Philosophy, you will have to study a lot of things: from logic and mathematics to the history of philosophy and cultural studies. Opportunities for education at a good philosophy department are usually sufficient, even in addition to the main academic load.

    Philosophy faculties provide a fairly broad education in order to then try yourself in different fields: journalism, political science, management, psychology. This is a good option for those who have not yet decided on the desired career path at the time of admission and would like to better understand themselves first, as well as for creative people who would like to create their own projects, especially in the field of education and enlightenment (“Post-Science” is perhaps a striking example that combines just this: one of the creators of the project was a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy). And, of course, if you are interested in philosophy itself, then you should also go to the Faculty of Philosophy.

    There are two ways to get into master's and postgraduate studies in philosophy. These are either graduates of specialized bachelor's degrees, or specialists in other fields who are interested in their philosophical aspects (for example, philosophy of natural science, philosophy of law, medical ethics, etc.). It usually makes sense to go to philosophy in a master's or postgraduate program, as a rule, if you want to professionally engage in relevant research or, in any case, you have a clear understanding of your interests and what you want to do next.�

    But this applies more to the nature of master's and postgraduate studies than to the specifics of philosophy itself. It is clear that you should not go to the postgraduate course of the Faculty of Physics if you are not interested in physics; similarly, it makes no sense to enter the postgraduate course of the Faculty of Philosophy in the department, for example, of epistemology and theory of knowledge, if you do not care about the question of whether a true and reasonable opinion is knowledge.

    The next important question is that the quality of education and the style of teaching in philosophy departments in Russia are very different. When choosing a faculty, especially when it comes to master's or postgraduate studies, it is necessary to take into account the specifics of the university or faculty. First, topics that can be successfully developed in one university may be completely rejected in another. Secondly, Alexey Rutkevich said everything correctly about the quality of education back in 2010:

    ..There are 45-50 faculties and departments of philosophy throughout the country. At least half of them are fictitious, meaning that they do not provide a normal education. This share is probably not as high as in the field of economic and legal education, but there are many times more universities that train economists and lawyers.

    In other words, choosing a university is of paramount importance. As for good philosophy departments, studying at them is definitely a useful and interesting experience. If you are interested in philosophy itself, then, as practice shows, it is very difficult to master it independently, without a systematic training program, at a satisfactory level.

  2. Yes-if you understand that studying at this faculty as such will not give you a ready-made career path, but, at best, it will show the possibilities of your mind and potential and give you really impressive role models.

  3. The general dilemma is that philosophy will run into one of the profane schools, but on the other hand, it all starts with it and it lays the foundations. Not everyone is given to be a philosopher, for this you need to have fearlessness, a good memory, ingenuity and generosity. In Russia and the post-Soviet space, philosophy is not needed and even science is not particularly favored, so it is advisable to study either at a prestigious university in the West, or at the feet of a specific teacher in the East who is related to the succession line of another traditional teacher. And as for the Russian Federation, I completely agree with Gurevich, they are spreading everything to hell. It is even more terrifying to see how pseudo-philosophers like Ableev are combing their hair among the survivors, who seriously include Blavatsky, Prabhupada and other great distorters in the educational program, and in addition to teaching, they explore certain out-of-body energies that can shock any school physics teacher. The next dawn of philosophy is difficult without the development of technology and culture, but in this Russia is not just lagging behind, but also rapidly going back, continuing to pump fuel, rob citizens and pretend to be an empire. In Russia, first of all, Putinist cops and cheap labor are needed, thinking people are even harmful to them, drug cartels and the Ren-Tv channel will be more useful. � �


  4. Only if you have well-off parents and serious protection for future employment, and you live in one of the two capitals.

    Is it interesting to learn? Mostly yes, if you are prepared for dead languages and poorly translated, indigestible texts that are hardly exciting to parse.

    The author wrote in the comments that the issue of employment does not bother him, but other users are also Googling the topic.

    Universities present a graduate of the philosopher as a universal soldier-intellectual at professional fairs.

    In fact, graduates do not have sufficient competencies for any specialty in the labor market. This is an important point to pay attention to. A wide profile causes only confusion among personnel officers, because in reality there is nowhere to apply this range of skills in a specific position, where all duties are clearly described. And for a number of jobs where competencies overlap, they are generally not allowed to hire without a profile. And at any interview, they will prefer a candidate who came in his specialty. To find a job, you need to engage in self-education in a certain area during your main studies. If you don't have additional qualifications or training, you'll have to go to low-skilled staff, as if you didn't study at the university at all.

    As a result, my friends and I still received a different specialty.

    Philosophy will not go away from you, read books, watch lectures. All the same, teachers will not constantly chew, you need to figure it out yourself. In the end, if you really want to, you can later go to graduate school and defend your dissertation. But as the first or only higher, it is a path to nowhere.

    Anyway, good luck to everyone.

Leave a Reply