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09 June 2011

Double Majors

Erin O'Connor has an interesting post up about the value of humanities majors in college, to which I wish to add only the following thought:

All three of the "Hugh Akston heroes" in Atlas Shrugged (Galt, d'Anconia, Danneskjöld) studied both Philosophy and Physics. To the extent that one thinks that there was something valid in Rand's portrayal of a morally centered, competent person (I don't agree with her philosophy in toto, but neither do I dismiss it out of hand) one might think that what Erin is suggesting has some prior support.

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