Dr. Free-Ride answers the question about what credentials are needed to become a philosopher. It’s interesting to note, actually, that in library schools – places where one goes to study to become a librarian – folks might have a PhD in just about anything. From education to computer science to anything starting with information (systems/studies/science/technology/management) to economics or business or psychology…. In fact, most of the courses you need to take to become a librarian are taught by adjuncts who are practitioners.
Funny thing is that ALA’s accreditation committee wants to change that and the library schools are not amused
(oops had to change the title – I goofed)