Philosophy is Authenticity Wrapped in Awe

Philosophy is not just about arguments and debates, and cranky professors with pipes and unkempt mustaches. Philosophy is the key to unlocking the shackles that smother your curiosity, your wonderment, and your sense of self.
Philosophy is not just about arguments and debates, and cranky professors with pipes and unkempt mustaches. Philosophy is the key to unlocking the shackles that smother your curiosity, your wonderment, and your sense of self. [More]

Willfully Free from Free Will

This is the fundamental conceptual mistake at play in the collective global consciousness; the mind, whatever it is, does not control the body – it is a shadow of its activity, an afterglow if you will. This is a critical conclusion to draw, because it collapses free will from within by removing the concept of agency altogether. If there is no mental causal power due to the causal closure of the physical, we can never be the conscious authors of our thoughts, and therefore we can never be free. [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]

Trending Topics and Words in Philosophy Dissertations

What are the hot topics of philosophical dissertations since 2000? Click here to find out which words are most common in these dissertation titles.
What are the hot topics of philosophical dissertations since 2000? Click here to find out which words are most common in these dissertation titles. [More]

PhD Placement Report: Updates to Data

The data and charts for the PhD placement report have been significantly updated. See here for the specific details. New and updated data is from Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Brown University, and the University of Toronto.
The data and charts for the PhD placement report have been significantly updated. See here for the specific details. New and updated data is from Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Brown University, and the University of Toronto. [More]

Graduate School Philosophy Placement Records In the US/CA: Prestige Placement Rankings

In this report, we rank PhD programs in philosophy according to how well they place schools based on the prestige of their (1) Terminal MA Philosophy program placements, (2) PhD philosophy program placements, (3) US News National University placements, and (4) US News Liberal Arts placements.
In this report, we rank PhD programs in philosophy according to how well they place schools based on the prestige of their (1) Terminal MA Philosophy program placements, (2) PhD philosophy program placements, (3) US News National University placements, and (4) US News Liberal Arts placements. [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]

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.
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]