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Question posted on March 6, 2014; 1 response
In some fields, people make a distinction between "theory" and "philosophy" (e.g., political theory and political philosophy). On what basis is the distinction made and is there any value in it?...
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Question posted on January 30, 2014; 1 response
Regarding Ph.d. applications, how important is the writing sample? I am in a top-15 Master's program right now, 3.83 GPA, but the best part of my application is my writing sample. I got a perfect grade on it from a...
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Question posted on January 2, 2014; 1 response
Alright, I have a small problem. I am applying to graduate schools for my ph.d. My application is OK, decent grades, great writing sample, but there's this one credential that I definitely want to include but can't put on the...
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Question posted on September 12, 2013; 2 responses
Alright, so I'm a Master's student in a top-15 graduate program, and I am sending in my Ph.d. applications this fall. I definitely want to get into a good program, and I plan to devote at least 2 months to...
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Question posted on August 8, 2013; 1 response
Do you think that more philosophy departments in the future will either continue to have their budgets cut or be completely eliminated at both public and private institutions? If so, is this more because of administrative politics or because philosophers...
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Question posted on August 8, 2013; 1 response
Why is it important to have more women students and professors in philosophy? So long as there is equality in opportunity why does equality of outcome matter? Asians are even less represented in philosophy departments and Eastern Philosophy is given...
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Question posted on February 14, 2013; 1 response
So Iím a doctoral student trying to become a physicist. As a philosopher though, Iím just a dilettante amateur. I might however, some day, wish to professionally develop and publish a philosophical paper (the assumption being that before attempting this,...
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Question posted on October 18, 2012; 1 response
Hey, I'm a freshman majoring in philosophy and economics. My question is: is this a good combination for graduate school in philosophy? Thanks...
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Question posted on October 4, 2012; 2 responses
Is it appropriate to email a philosopher in Academia about a journal article they may have published, whether it be with a possible criticism or query? This is assuming that the emailer is just a casual reader of said journal,...
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Question posted on August 16, 2012; 2 responses
I've just graduated with a B.A. in the humanities and hope to attend graduate school for philosophy in the near future. I didn't major in philosophy-even though I have taken many courses in the subject I know that it will...
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Question posted on July 12, 2012; 1 response
Which kinds of job would be the most interesting (and available) to a recent undergraduate philosophy graduate, whose main interest is in philosophy, and who intends to continue pursuing philosophy as a hobby, but who thinks graduate study in philosophy...
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Question posted on May 3, 2012; 2 responses
I am a student thinking about career choice. My parents say that I should focus on getting a job that will make a lot of money but without too many hours. But other people have told me that doing something...
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Question posted on March 22, 2012; 1 response
A recent while ago a person asked why their were so few religious persons in Philosophy departments these days. One philosopher responded that there were many opportunities for abstract thinking in the religion department of universities. Most religion departments are...
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Question posted on February 2, 2012; 1 response
I am in the midst of applying to a master's program in philosophy and am wondering if a 5 page writing sample will necessarily disqualify me....
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Question posted on July 15, 2011; 1 response
Are philosophy conferences really hostile? I ask this because I was reading how there was a guy in a conference with his portable white board keeping score of who was winning. I also hear that you guys are vicious trying...
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Question posted on July 15, 2011; 1 response
I graduated this year with a philosophy B.A., and now I am cautiously considering grad school in philosophy. My professors think I have promise; for example, they have encouraged me to try to get a couple of my undergrad...
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Question posted on July 5, 2011; 1 response
Are there any non-academic journals that someone who isn't a professional philosopher with a degree in philosophy or affiliated with a university could publish a rigorous philosophical paper?...
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Question posted on June 16, 2011; 1 response
Would there be better philosophers if it was more lucrative? Do market forces determine the quality of philosophers?...
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Question posted on June 5, 2011; 1 response
I'm a rising senior economics major, and I'm trying to make a decision about my career. I want to do as much good as possible, but I'm not sure how to estimate how much good I would produce in different...
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Question posted on June 5, 2011; 1 response
I am a student working on getting a degree in Philosophy, and my goal is to get my Master's in Philosophy and a PhD as well. There's only one problem I think. I am 40 years old! I have worked...
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