Who is John Locke and what did he do?
John Locke’s most famous works are An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1689), in which he developed his theory of ideas and his account of the origins of human knowledge in experience, and Two Treatises of Government (first edition published in 1690 but substantially composed before 1683), in which he defended a …
How do philosophers make a living?
Philosophers, those who do, tend to be employed in very limited fields, traditionally academia. These are university professors and authors. They make their money by teaching others philosophy in classes and through media (books, videos, whatever). That is how I, and many others, make money from philosophy.
Do you need a PhD to be a philosopher?
There actually isn’t any such thing as an “official” philosopher. Ayn Rand developed a very influential philosophy called Objectivism without attaining so much as an undergraduate philosophy degree. But all you really need to be a philosopher is to develop a philosophy.