Philosophy is the systematized investigation of the most general and abstract features of the world.

Philosophy as a career

80,000 Hours' shallow profile rates philosophy a "sometimes recommended" career, especially for its potential to do research in a variety of neglected areas and its potential for advocacy through teaching or public engagement.[1]

Further reading

MacAskill, William (2012a) How to be a high impact philosopher, 80,000 Hours, May 8.

MacAskill, William (2012b) How to be a high impact philosopher, part II, 80,000 Hours, September 27.

Nagel, Thomas (1987) What Does It All Mean? A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

moral philosophy | philosophy of effective altruism | philosophy of mind

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    Koehler, Arden & William MacAskill (2019) Philosophy academia, 80,000 Hours, August.