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Data on how philosophy majors place in jobs after they graduate. Reports cover MA as well as Ph.D. graduates.

altUnlocking the Tension Between Faith and Reason
Essays that explore the relationship between faith and reason, religion and science, existentialism and rationality, the good and the bad – a rose by any other name . . .

altThe Gettier Problem: A Study 
In this series, Paul looks at the seemingly intractable “Gettier Problem” and proposes that we focus on the belief condition as a way to solve it. 

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Classic PNS essays on current events in philosophy. Since these are about the past, perhaps this feature should be called “What Happened in Philosophy.”



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Talk to your kids about philosophy while there’s still time
The Daily Owl 1-5-2018
The most effective people are introverts who are extroverted in small groups of people. Or very large ones.

Given our collective mania for attention, and the boundless opportunities we now have to seek it, we might ask: What did people believe they lost when they lost their privacy?
Given our collective mania for attention, and the boundless opportunities we now have to seek it, we might ask: What did people believe they lost when they lost their
Relative Identity
[Revised entry by Harry Deutsch and Pawel Garbacz on August 17, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Identity is often said to be a relation each thing bears to itself and to no other thing
You should never, ever, edit a volume and other blanket early career advice
Regularly, I see well-meaning and evidence-based advice for early-career people along the following lines Don't ever edit a volume. It's a lot more trouble than it's worth. It hardly counts for
The tale is one familiar to anyone who has attended graduate school: a graduate student claims to have been coerced into an uncomfortable relationship with a star professor. What is less familiar,
Short Little Lessons in Logic: Operators
In previous lessons we learned that simple statements are joined by operators to construct compound statements. In this lesson, you’ll learn more about how operators work and why using them properly is essential for building the correct logical relations between the terms in an argument

Love of Wisdom

2606-Jenn-1x1-125pxWhat is Philosophy? In this article, I take a stab at describing what philosophy is and what philosophers do. My goal is to give a brief primer on the topic for those who aren’t quite sure what this abstract discipline is all about.

ReflectionThe Value of Philosophy. If you’ve never studied philosophy before, you may not be quite sure why you should. In this article I explain why philosophy has been so important to me and how it is a critical discipline for any of us who cares about the life of the mind.

Grunge_Knowledge_sm What is Knowledge? Knowledge is at the root of many challenges we face in a given day. Once you get past basic survival, we’re confronted with knowledge issues on almost every front. We make knowledge decisions all day, every day and some of those decisions deeply impact our lives and the lives of those around us.