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11 Struggles You’ll Only Understand If You Studied Philosophy At University

There are some struggles only Philosophy students will understand. Here are just a few of them:

1. Leaving a lecture and questioning your own morals, existence and free will.

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2. And being annoyed that you can’t use this potential lack of free will as an excuse for sleeping in for an extra forty minutes.

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3. You thought you signed up to study Philosophy, but sometimes it feels like you mostly learn about Neuroscience and Evolution. 

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4. You really wish you could just study one topic that doesn’t involve getting stuck in a vicious, philosophical circle.

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5. Like when people start questioning whether we’re all figments of someone else’s imagination.

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6. Not being able to go on a night out with your coursemates without someone debating whether you can be drunk if your bottle of gin is just an imprint on your senses.

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7. Your reading list is denser than the entire works of Shakespeare.

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8. And your essay questions sound more like one of the Mad Hatter’s riddles.

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9. You can’t tell people what you study without being asked what exactly you plan on doing with that.

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10. Or whether you can call yourself a philosopher once you graduate.

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11. But the worst struggle of all is when the nature of your degree makes you question whether your degree actually exists or not.

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