Report on the APA 2013 Graduate Guide: Attrition and Placements from MA Programs

An analysis and report by Philosophy News on the data contained in The American Philosophical Association's (APA) 2013 Guide to Graduate Programs in Philosophy. In this report on master's programs, we look at findings such as how many students graduated from or left programs, the average attrition and completion percentages for schools, and the types of work students find after graduating. [More]

Young Educated Poor Childless Males: The Philosophical Profile Survey Analysis on Demographics

Who are you? In this report, Philosophy News's data analyst Andy Carson looks at data from the survey many of you have taken and attempts to draw some conclusions. The results may surprise you!
Who are you? In this report, Philosophy News's data analyst Andy Carson looks at data from the survey many of you have taken and attempts to draw some conclusions. The results may surprise you! [More]

Report on the APA 2013 Graduate Guide: Attrition and Placement from PhD Programs

Philosophy News's analysis and report on the data contained in The American Philosophical Association's (APA) 2013 Guide to Graduate Programs in Philosophy. We report on findings such as how many students graduated from or left programs, the average attrition and completion percentages for schools, and the distribution of men and women in tenure track positions.
Philosophy News's analysis and report on the data contained in The American Philosophical Association's (APA) 2013 Guide to Graduate Programs in Philosophy. We report on findings such as how many students graduated from or left programs, the average attrition and completion percentages for schools, and the distribution of men and women in tenure track positions. [More]

Report on the APA 2013 Graduate Guide: Degrees Awarded and Time to Complete PhD

Philosophy News's analysis and report on the data contained in The American Philosophical Association's (APA) 2013 Guide to Graduate Programs in Philosophy. We report on findings such as which school awarded the most philosophy PhDs, the average time to complete a PhD, and which schools have the highest and lowest completion rates.
Philosophy News's analysis and report on the data contained in The American Philosophical Association's (APA) 2013 Guide to Graduate Programs in Philosophy. We report on findings such as which school awarded the most philosophy PhDs, the average time to complete a PhD, and which schools have the highest and lowest completion rates. [More]

Report on the APA 2013 Graduate Guide: Faculty

Philosophy News's analysis and report on the data contained in The American Philosophical Association's (APA) 2013 Guide to Graduate Programs in Philosophy. We report on findings such as ratio of tenure track positions to non-tenure track, the ratio of women faculty to men, and which school has the most total faculty in philosophy.
Philosophy News's analysis and report on the data contained in The American Philosophical Association's (APA) 2013 Guide to Graduate Programs in Philosophy. We report on findings such as ratio of tenure track positions to non-tenure track, the ratio of women faculty to men, and which school has the most total faculty in philosophy. [More]

Education & Negativity Bias

In general, people suffer from a wide range of cognitive biases. One of these is known as negativity bias and it is manifested by the tendency people have to give more weight to the negative than to
In general, people suffer from a wide range of cognitive biases. One of these is known as negativity bias and it is manifested by the tendency people have to give more weight to the negative than to [More]

The Daily Owl 10-10-2013

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. (Aristotle)
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. (Aristotle) [More]

The Daily Owl 9-28-2013

Regarding this hairy quadruped, he must have had something in him that inclined him to Greek. (Arnold)
Regarding this hairy quadruped, he must have had something in him that inclined him to Greek. (Arnold) [More]

Intellectual Virtues and Education Project on NPR

Earlier this month we introduced the Intellectual Virtues and Education Project led by Dr. Jason Baehr of Loyola Marymount University. The project focuses on building an educational model grounded on virtue epistemology. NPR picked up the story and interviewed Dr. Baehr about the project. We’re reposting that short interview here.
Earlier this month we introduced the Intellectual Virtues and Education Project led by Dr. Jason Baehr of Loyola Marymount University. The project focuses on building an educational model grounded on virtue epistemology. NPR picked up the story and interviewed Dr. Baehr about the project. We’re reposting that short interview here. [More]

What Would You Do With 1 Million Dollars to Reform Education?

Intractable problems like fixing a troubled educational system benefit from the long conversation: thinkers from various fields bringing their knowledge to a disciplined, guided discussion about the problems and possible solutions. And philosophy is ideally suited to both guide and inform a discussion like this.
Intractable problems like fixing a troubled educational system benefit from the long conversation: thinkers from various fields bringing their knowledge to a disciplined, guided discussion about the problems and possible solutions. And philosophy is ideally suited to both guide and inform a discussion like this. [More]