“What Can I Do With A Degree in Philosophy?” Panel Discussion

If you’ve taken class in philosophy, you’ve probably wondered: What can I do with a philosophy degree? Perhaps you’re a philosophy major, and you been pestered about this by others–perhaps even your parents!– and haven’t been quite sure what to say. Or perhaps you’ve contemplated majoring in philosophy, but wondered about its practical value, and about what philosophers go on to do after graduation. Or perhaps you’re nearing graduation, and have wondered about the experiences of recent graduates from the philosophy program at Tulane.

If so, you’re in luck: The Tulane Philosophy Club will be presenting a panel discussion on “What Can I do with a Degree in Philosophy?” on March 24 at 5PM in Newcomb 120. The panel will consist of several recent graduates from the philosophy program who will be talking about their experiences as philosophy majors both pre- and post-graduation, the challenges they have faced, and how a degree in philosophy has been valuable in pursuing careers and graduate degrees. The panelists are:

Sally Drape (BA, philosophy, 2012, Tulane)

Marshal Hoda (BA, philosophy, 2012, Tulane)

Drew Galiger (BA, philosophy, 2012 Tulane)

Stephanie Carter (BA, philosophy, 2001, Tulane)

Kevin Morris (Faculty, philosophy, Tulane)

Please join us for this unique and special event.

Truly delicious snacks and drinks will be served, and all in attendance are invited to join the panelists for post-meeting festivities at a nearby establishment.

Questions about the event should be directed to tulane.philosophy.club@gmail.com

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Pascal’s Wager

19th General Meeting of
The Tulane Philosophy Club
Monday, October 28th, 2013
7pm, Newcomb Hall, Room 123
(or outside on the patio)
 
*Discussion*
Pascal’s Wager
Led by club member Nathan Pritchett

 (Stanford Encyclopedia)
“Pascal’s Wager” is the name given to an argument due to Blaise Pascal for believing, or for at least taking steps to believe, in God. We find in it the extraordinary confluence of several important strands of thought: the justification of theism; probability theory and decision theory, used here for almost the first time in history; pragmatism; voluntarism (the thesis that belief is a matter of the will); and the use of the concept of infinity.