- What if professional philosophers were required to assist or co-teach a certain number of their colleagues’ courses (modeled after teaching assistantships)?
- What if professional philosophers were required to formally assist a certain number of department colleagues’ research (modeled after research assistantships)?
- What if adjuncts (and some SLAC faculty) were paid as generously as most grad students? (I get an adequate stipend + tuition + benefits + conference reimbursements; I see lots of adjunct positions that don’t compensate nearly this well.)
One “easy” response to these proposals (especially 1 and 2) is to object to how fanciful they are (e.g., “who would have the time for that?”) but the idea is to consider what it would be like if academia were restructured in such a way as to make them normal elements of professional life.