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Philosophy Students Take to the Air

Posted on: September 16th, 2015 by insidemctc No Comments

Last spring, MCTC Philosophy students had the opportunity to participate in a roundtable discussion titled What Difference Does Philosophy Make? on KFAI’s Truth to Tell radio show. Students Priscilla Mobosi, Alberto Martell and Kelly Watson were joined by MCTC Faculty Members Ruthanne Crapo and Maran Wolston. Listen to their show here!

From the Truth to Tell website:

In the current debate about where to invest our public higher education dollars, the study of philosophy doesn’t make it very high on the priorities list. This is especially true when it comes to institutions that serve low-income and working-class students—institutions like Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC). It’s all well and good for upper-middle-class students at private liberal arts colleges to spend time searching for the meaning of life in a philosophy class, or exploring their inner poet in a literature seminar. But first-generation college students don’t have time for all that. They need an education that leads to a career. And what does studying philosophy have to do with that?