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  • What Can You Do With a Philosophy Major (or Minor)?

    Consider that the following people were all philosophy majors in college:

    Phil Jackson, NBA coach
    John Elway, former NFL quarterback
    Michael McCaskey, owner, Chicago Bears
    Harrison Ford, actor
    Steve Martin, comedian, actor
    Jay Leno, comedian and host of The Tonight Show
    Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy
    Wes Anderson, filmmaker
    Ethan Coen, filmmaker
    Richard Gere, actor
    Philip Glass, composer
    Bruce Lee, martial artist and actor
    Elmore Leonard, author
    Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City
    Richard Riordan, former Mayor of Los Angeles
    Dennis Miller, comedian
    Stone Phillips, reporter
    Susan Sarandon, actress
    Gene Siskel, film critic
    Carl Icahn, financier and former CEO, TWA
    Gerald Levin, former CEO, Time Warner, Inc.
    George Soros, financier and philanthropist
    Vaclav Havel, former President of Czechoslovakia
    Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court Justice
    David Souter, former Supreme Court Justice
    Mary Higgins Clark, mystery writer
    Ken Follett, novelist
    Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, Nobel-prize-winning writer
    David Duchovny, actor
    Neil Peart, drummer for RUSH
    George Carlin, comedian
    David Foster Wallace, writer
    Umberto Eco, novelist and semiologist
    Elie Wiesel, writer. Nobel laureate
    Mike Schmidt, former Philadelphia Phillie
    Woody Allen, filmmaker
    Martin Gardner, author
    Iris Murdoch, author
    Chaim Potok, author