Philosophy is Not Flat—Empirical Considerations for Prestige Bias in Philosophy – an article by Helen De Cruz

https://philosophycommons.typepad.com/disability_and_disadvanta/2018/02/-philosophy-is-not-flatempirical-considerations-for-prestige-bias-in-philosophy.html?fbclid=IwAR10gySPHFYqXkjhwHFbfOkhavpgRuiGUBQyasheE_LBGY4eNFGaXnDvGHA

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Alternative Answers to “So, What Do You Want to Do With That?”

Does anyone else get tired of hearing the question “so what do you plan on doing with that?” whenever you tell them your academic plans?

My plan involves getting a PhD in philosophy. When I tell people this, I get responses that range from “Oh, what a unique career path!” to “That sounds… interesting?” to “So you want to work in retail?” By far the most common response, however, is “So what do you want to do with that?”

Being home for the holidays has meant answering that question a total of eight times already (and it’s only week one), so I’ve decided to have some fun with it instead of justifying the same career plans over and over.

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10 men and a woman sit in a philosophy class…

… and discuss the ethics about lying about being a virgin to a lover.

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Why Being Vulnerable With Your Advisors is the Right Thing to Do

I am struggling. And, until a few days ago, the fact that I was struggling was struggling–especially that I was visibly struggling–was making me struggle that much more. It was a vicious cycle that I found myself in, until I finally broke.

“The thing about a spiral is, if you follow inward, it never actually ends. It just keeps tightening, infinitely.” – John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

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