The modest amount of philosophy I studied came right at the end of my degree. On a practical day-to-day level, it was probably the single most useful thing I did throughout my entire education, and I’ve often wondered why I wasn’t exposed to it earlier on in the process. Say, for example, as a core subject in school.
(This seems to be a common theme for me. Perhaps once practical science is sorted – via SciCast’s successor, obviously – I’ll get on to sorting out broader ‘teaching people how to think’ stuff. Ahem.)