A prospective PhD student writes:
After going through some of the current students pages on philosophy department websites I'm seeing a lot of double majors out there at high-end departments. For example, virtually every other current Phd student at Rutgers has a degree in math in addition to the philosophy degree. I'm wondering if you could make a post and open it up to comments about the effects of having another degree, from what the degree is specifically to the simple fact of having one, etc.
I do not have the impression that double majors are anywhere near the norm. I would think a double major is an asset when it complements a student's philosophical interests: e.g., a double major with psychology for someone wanting to do philosophy of cognitive science; a double major with physics for someone wanting to do philosophy of science; and so on. What do readers think?