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Famous Philosophy Majors

If your parents are giving you a hard time about being a philosophy major or minor, here is a helpful list of persons who have survived life after philosophy:

  • Steve Allen (writer & comedian)
  • Jay Leno (comedian)
  • Woody Allen (director & comedian)
  • Max Baer Jr. (actor: Jethro on The Beverly Hillbillies)
  • Bill Clinton (former U.S. President)
  • Philip K. Dick (science fiction writer)
  • David Duchovny (actor on X-FILES)
  • John Elway (quarterback, Denver Broncos)
  • Harrison Ford (actor)
  • Vaclav Havel (former President of the Czeck Republic)
  • Mark Hulbert (financial columnist for FORBES magazine)
  • Carl Icahn (business person & corporate raider, bought TWA)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. (civil rights leader)
  • Bruce Lee (martial arts expert & actor)
  • Peter Lynch (director)
  • Paul Martin (Canadian Prime Minister)
  • Steve Martin (comedian & actor)
  • Kate Millett (author of SEXUAL POLITICS)
  • Bob Moses (civil rights activist)
  • Robert Motherwell (painter)
  • Iris Murdoch (novelist)
  • Lachlan Murdoch (son of Rupert Murdoch, media magnate)
  • Robert Musil (Austrian novelist)
  • Neil Peart (drummer for rock group, RUSH)
  • Pope John Paul II (1920-2005) (vicar of Christ)
  • Brad Roberts (singer-songwriter for CRASH TEST DUMMIES)
  • Patricia Rozema (film-maker, I'VE HEARD THE MERMAIDS SINGING)
  • Susan Sontag (essayist)
  • George Soros (money manager, Soros Foundation)
  • Alex Trebeck (JEOPARDY)