Over at The Philosophers’ Cocoon, Trevor Hedberg (Arizona) is soliciting examples of unusual questions asked of candidates for academic philosophy positions.
It’s part of his preparation for a workshop he’s helping with to get graduate students ready for the academic job market.
He knows the common questions, but he also knows that it’s not so unusual to be confronted with a weird one. Or two. So let’s hear (either in the comments here or there) about the odd questions you’ve been asked during interviews (or odd ones that you yourself have asked of candidates).
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