Philosophy is a Great Major is a standalone website born out of two frustrations: the constant need of students to justify a philosophy major to their skeptical parents, and the continual attempt to explain the subject’s importance to resistant university administrators.

The issue wasn’t that it was hard to present a justification. It was that no one was willing to listen. Parents and administrators (and not a few students) were simply prejudiced against philosophy. As with all prejudiced people, their beliefs were wrong.

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