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]

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]

Philosophy News Survey: One Week Results

A week 1 summary of our philosophical survey results. If you haven't taken the survey yet, please take a few minutes and fill it out. We'd appreciate hearing from you!
A week 1 summary of our philosophical survey results. If you haven't taken the survey yet, please take a few minutes and fill it out. We'd appreciate hearing from you! [More]

A ‘New’ Theory of Consciousness?

Princeton neuroscientist Michael Graziano has a take on the problem of consciousness he thinks may shed some new light on this puzzle. He calls his approach, the “attention schema theory” and sums it up as the idea, “consciousness is a schematic model of one’s state of attention.”
Princeton neuroscientist Michael Graziano has a take on the problem of consciousness he thinks may shed some new light on this puzzle. He calls his approach, the “attention schema theory” and sums it up as the idea, “consciousness is a schematic model of one’s state of attention.” [More]

Book Review of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

This is the world that Jesus, an uneducated peasant from a tiny, barely-functional town in Palestine was born into. Aslan outlines Jesus’ likely journey from subsistence farmer in Nazareth to sometime carpenter in bigger towns to regional Jewish messiah and rebel against Roman authority in Palestine.
This is the world that Jesus, an uneducated peasant from a tiny, barely-functional town in Palestine was born into. Aslan outlines Jesus’ likely journey from subsistence farmer in Nazareth to sometime carpenter in bigger towns to regional Jewish messiah and rebel against Roman authority in Palestine. [More]