The Value of a PhD
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 23 January 2011, Question 5
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 23 January 2011, I answered a question on the value of a PhD.
Given your comments in a prior webcast about the pointlessness of much of modern college education, why did you get a PhD in philosophy? More generally, do you think that a Ph.D can be of value?
My Answer, In Brief: The value of a Ph.D depends on a person's particular circumstances... but do think twice before doing that!
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