Gawker on Philosophy

Here is a list of academic disciplines, ranked by "realness" according to Gawker:

1. Physics

2. Astronomy or other Space Science

3. Philosophy

4. Engineering

5. Math

6. History

7. Chemistry

8. Biology or other Life Science

9. Foreign language (Useful type)

10. Computer Science

11. Agriculture

12. Geology or other Earth Science

13. Architecture

14. Literature

15. Law

16. Geography

17. Music

18. Economics

19. Study of Some Foreign Place or Culture

20. Archaeology

21. Anthropology

22. Religion or Theology

23. Art

24. Education

25. Foreign Language (Useless type)

26. Political Science

27. Drama or Film

28. Phys Ed, Sports Management or other Major Designed For Athletes

29. Journalism or "Communications"

30. Business

31. Psychology

32. Sociology

You'll notice that Philosophy is #3.  Here is a comment about how Philosophy shouldn't be ranked so high from the thread that proves why:

Exactly! Why single out art, but not music or philosophy?

Then again asking for reasoning on a Gawker comment board is probably asking too much.


2 thoughts on “Gawker on Philosophy”

  1. I saw that yesterday. Philosophy should be #1! Although, I do tend to hold a lot of anti-realist views…

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