Practical Questions About The Philosophy Curriculum


In a comment on a previous post, What’s “Core” and What’s “Peripheral” in Philosophy—and Why?, Brian Weatherson (Michigan) notes that there are “some practical questions that need answering from time to time.” They are:

  1. Which subfields of philosophy should a philosophy major be required to take courses in?
  2. Which subfields of philosophy should a PhD student be required to take courses in?
  3. Which subfields of philosophy is it a complete emergency if one’s department has no faculty who can work/teach/advise in?

Another commenter, William Lewis (Skidmore), requested a discussion of these questions, and that sounds like a good idea.

Major In Thinking

(from a poster by Christopher Pynes (NIU))

 

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