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.
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.
3. You thought you signed up to study Philosophy, but sometimes it feels like you mostly learn about Neuroscience and Evolution.
4. You really wish you could just study one topic that doesn’t involve getting stuck in a vicious, philosophical circle.
5. Like when people start questioning whether we’re all figments of someone else’s imagination.
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.
7. Your reading list is denser than the entire works of Shakespeare.
8. And your essay questions sound more like one of the Mad Hatter’s riddles.
You know you're a philosophy student when one of your exam questions is "Can a brain in a vat think that it is a brain in a vat?"
— Lauren (@loruhn) January 27, 2012