As a philosopher, you will be studying, evaluating and trying to find an answer to the fundamental questions that humanity has always had about a wide variety of topics starting from our very existence to different abstract subjects like knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language
A philosopher will engage in wide reading and thinking. They involve in research and discussions on various philosophical topics and concepts.
Taking humanities stream with philosophy as a subject or any other stream at the 10+2 level and securing a good aggregate score will enable you to pursue higher education in the field of philosophy.
After plus two, you can go for a BA in philosophy which is usually three years graduation long.
After completing your BA, you can go for a masters in philosophy which is of 2 years duration. It should be noted that noted graduates from other disciplines as well are eligible for admission into post graduate courses in philosophy.
After pursuing a master’s in philosophy you can go for M.Phil and PhD. M Phil will be of 1 to 2 years in duration and PhD will take a minimum of 3 Years. Obtaining a doctoral degree would be required in order to build a career in the academia.
Integrated MA+PhD programmes (5 year courses) are also offered in this field by some institutions.
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Philosophy majors spend lots of time looking at big and complicated issues and slowly working their way through the problem to find a solution.
In the field of philosophy, it is very important to be able to read and understand things quickly and present their ideas lucidly using the written word.
Philosophers should have the ability to work with and motivate others, and should have the flexibility to understand and accommodate views and opinions that are against their own convictions.
Philosophy is a highly research oriented field and goods skills and aptitude for research would be quintessential to survive in this field.