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]

Studying Philosophy is Time Well Spent

A couple of articles in popular magazines tout the value of studying philosophy. Growth in philosophy graduates has been on the rise and students testify that their time studying philosophy has been a tremendous boon to their professional lives.
A couple of articles in popular magazines tout the value of studying philosophy. Growth in philosophy graduates has been on the rise and students testify that their time studying philosophy has been a tremendous boon to their professional lives. [More]

What Do Simone de Beauvoir, Patricia Churchland, and Philippa Foot Have in Common?

The obvious answer is that they’re all women philosophers. But another commonality is that, as professional philosophers, they’re also rare. A recent Sydney Morning Herald headline asks, “why aren’t more women philosophers?” According to the article, women tend not to like the combativeness of acade... [More]

Where Have All the Philosophy Programs Gone?

Professor Andrew Baker bemoans the continued commercialization of universities evident in the ongoing closure of programs in the humanities (particularly philosophy and history). He worries that without strong history and philosophy programs, universities will lose their intellectual diversity and s... [More]

Philosophy Students Balk at Department Closures

Due to financial difficulties, Middlesex University has decided to close the philosophy department. Students of that department are pushing back. However, the Middlesex decision has not been justified to students. A meeting to brief the students about the closure was postponed, says the universi... [More]