Top News, Articles, and Interviews in Philosophy

What Type of Initial Placement Position is Most Valuable?

What should be given priority in ranking a school based on placement? The prestige of the school that the student secures a job at (regardless of whether it is a post-doc, lecturer/temporary position, or tenure track), or the type of placement that a student receives (regardless of the prestige of the school)? Please answer the survey and let us know. [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]

Robinson on ‘What is Philosophy?’

[Philosophy tests] the most fundamental beliefs, the most fundamental values and convictions we have, and to test them for the purpose of getting them right while at the same time realizing that basic questions as to what it could mean to "get it right" are, often, finally unanswerable. So the central aspect of the philosophical perspective is a critical aspect. [More]

Recent Books in Philosophy


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