Beyond Academic Philosophy!
Postponed to 29.04.2021 @ 17:00-18:30 CET
Philosophy, Communications, and Economic Survival
Where: Online Event
When: Postponed to 29.04.2021 @ 17:00-18:30 CET
What: In this special session, Benjamin van Loon—a new Let's Phi mentor, writer, college professor, communications executive for an international trade association, and former student of philosophy—will talk about how philosophy has helped him find his way in the professional world since graduating at the peak of the Great Financial Crisis in 2009. From bike shops and catering gigs to publishing and public relations, van Loon will discuss how philosophy has formed the framework for an unorthodox career in communications, including a tenure for one of the world's most influential design firms, and ultimately generated the means for economic survival in the age of late capitalism.
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