Philosophy Changes the Business World: Huffington Post

Another article on how philosophy can be practical and useful in the business world. “…philosophy has proved itself to be not only relevant but often the cornerstone of great innovation. Philosophy and entrepreneurship are a surprisingly good fit. Some of the most successful tech entrepreneurs and innovators come from a philosophy background and put the critical thinking skills they developed to good use launching new digital services to fill needs in various domains of society. Atlantic contributor Edward Tenner even went so far as to call philosophy the ‘most practical major.’” [More]

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]

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]

Continental Report Updated

The Continental report now includes 16 philosophy departments that specialize in Continental philosophy. Most recently added are SUNY Binghamton and Texas A&M. The data for the University of Oregon has also been updated. Other recent school additions include Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, University of Memphis, and University of New Mexico.
The Continental report now includes 16 philosophy departments that specialize in Continental philosophy. Most recently added are SUNY Binghamton and Texas A&M. The data for the University of Oregon has also been updated. Other recent school additions include Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, University of Memphis, and University of New Mexico. [More]

Continental Report Updated!

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, University of Oregon, University of Memphis, and University of New Mexico have been added to the Continental report. Consequently, all of the numbers and rankings have been updated. My thanks to Colin Koopman, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Oregon, for helping me determine which schools to add and for providing me with updated data on Oregon’s placement. [More]

How Academia Resembles the Health Care Profession

An article on the evolution of the Professor and the job market from The Chronicle of Higher Education, noting the stratification in academia: “we now have a distended pyramid, with a huge base of people whose primary job is teaching, often entry-level courses; a layer of specialists in particular fields and researchers who may hardly even teach above them; and a thin spire of administrators commanding the peak.” [More]

Graduate School Placements in Philosophy: Continental Programs Job Type Placements

This article is an attempt at an analysis of the placement records of most leading graduate programs in Continental philosophy. I analyze trends, create rankings, and discuss the issues surrounding and importance of placement records for these programs. I also analyze placement rankings of schools that had hired graduates from either the analytic or continental traditions and how graduates from both of these types of programs fare in terms of landing a position in academic philosophy. [More]

How Academia Resembles a Drug Gang

Considering a graduate degree for the purposes of teaching in higher education? Beware. The academic job structure is similar to that of a drug gang, and it won’t work in your favor. See here for the full story...
Considering a graduate degree for the purposes of teaching in higher education? Beware. The academic job structure is similar to that of a drug gang, and it won’t work in your favor. See here for the full story... [More]