I find this entire topic really interesting. I'm a non-traditional starting undergrad this fall and have been strongly persuaded by the Honor's Director at my college to consider Philosophy (over Accounting, which I thought was a better 'real world' skill). Some searching around of TLS tonight brought me to a branch of thought based around Math. I'm great at math and have accessed/placed into and will likely start in a Cal 1 course for my first semester (Mind you; i'm 27 and haven't been in a classroom in a long time), so the idea of taking more math courses to approach a proofs course down the road interests me. Hell, if I could double major or minor in it, I wouldn't mind it at all. I'm still mulling over if this is a worthwhile consideration, so I was hoping on input and feel on this thread.
What would a Philosophy major who's good at math or enjoys math likely want to pursue for a course-load or double-major/minor if any in math?
Why is your Honor's Director trying to talk you into a major that will not get you a job after school? I really like philosophy, but accounting is a way more practical major (and probably more helpful for business-oriented classes at law school than philosophy would be).
Why not major in accounting and just take lots of philosophy classes as electives? (Minors really don't mean much.) A degree in philosophy is pretty much meaningless unless you want to get a PhD in philosophy. And you should only do that if you want to teach philosophy.