Why You Should Study Philosophy

Applying the wisdom of the ancient thinkers to the everyday problems of modern life

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IfIf you told someone you had discovered an operating system for being a good human being — how to solve the problems of life, how to manage our tempers, where to find meaning, and how to think about death — most people would perk up and lean in. Of course they would. Who…