A Conversation with Dr. Sandy Goldberg on Getting a Job in Philosophy

In this engaging and informative podcast, we talk with Dr. Sandy Goldberg, chairman of the philosophy department at Northwestern University. The catalyst for our conversation was the Philosophy News placement reports and in this interview, we talk with Dr. Goldberg about how his university prepares students for the job market. We also talk about where philosophy as a discipline might be headed, and what the job market may look like in the future. [More]

Graduate School in Philosophy in the US: Terminal MA Programs In Philosophy

An analysis of placements records from MA programs in philosophy in an effort to provide some insight into the assertions made by various programs. The report attempts to address questions like, which MA programs are the best at getting students into good PhD programs and how many MA students go on to study philosophy.
An analysis of placements records from MA programs in philosophy in an effort to provide some insight into the assertions made by various programs. The report attempts to address questions like, which MA programs are the best at getting students into good PhD programs and how many MA students go on to study philosophy. [More]

Graduate School Philosophy Placement: Welcome

Welcome to the main page for Philosophy News' Graduate School Philosophy Placement Report. This homepage will provide a more ordered presentation of our work and easier navigation.
Welcome to the main page for Philosophy News' Graduate School Philosophy Placement Report. This homepage will provide a more ordered presentation of our work and easier navigation. [More]

Graduate School Philosophy Placement: The Leiter Report

All analyses (including new ones) of the Leiter Report have been moved to this article.
All analyses (including new ones) of the Leiter Report have been moved to this article. [More]

Graduate School Placement Records: How The Report Was Made

This article contains the specifics of how I created the philosophy placement rankings. I describe the difficulties, the shortcomings, and the methods for creating the data set, and also how to move forward in creating a more accurate data set and analysis of graduate student placements in academic philosophy.
This article contains the specifics of how I created the philosophy placement rankings. I describe the difficulties, the shortcomings, and the methods for creating the data set, and also how to move forward in creating a more accurate data set and analysis of graduate student placements in academic philosophy. [More]

Graduate School Philosophy Placement Records In the US and CA: Will I Get a Job?

This article is a thorough analysis of the placement records of most leading philosophical programs. I analyze trends, create rankings, and discuss the issues surrounding and importance of placement records over the past 13 years. I also compare placement rankings with faculty rankings from The Leiter Report, discussing their relationship and how both are necessary for making an informed decision about where (and if) to study philosophy in graduate school. [More]

The Meaning of Life

What is the meaning of life? Take a quick survey and let us know what you think.
What is the meaning of life? Take a quick survey and let us know what you think. [More]

The Daily Owl 9-27-2013

Nothing equals the ignorance of the modern philosophers in matters of science, except the ignorance of modern scientists in matters of philosophy. (Gilson)
Nothing equals the ignorance of the modern philosophers in matters of science, except the ignorance of modern scientists in matters of philosophy. (Gilson) [More]

Newcomb's Paradox

"There are two boxes in front of you. One, a transparent box, has $10,000 in it that you can see, and the other, an opaque box, has either $0 or $1,000,000 in it. You can choose to take both boxes or you can choose to take only the opaque box..."
"There are two boxes in front of you. One, a transparent box, has $10,000 in it that you can see, and the other, an opaque box, has either $0 or $1,000,000 in it. You can choose to take both boxes or you can choose to take only the opaque box..." [More]

We Have a Few Questions For You

Philosophy News is conducting a survey to help us better understand who our readers are. Please participate!
Philosophy News is conducting a survey to help us better understand who our readers are. Please participate! [More]