Some universities and colleges are spending money to have their students use a career advising software, TypeFocus, that appears to be based on pseudoscience, biased against the humanities, and severely misinformed. (more…)
A philosophy professor writes in asking for suggestions about how a philosophy department can attract undergraduate majors. (more…)
A philosophy professor has embarked on a project to understand and address issues faced by philosophy students who are first-generation college students or members of other traditionally underrepresented groups, and she could use your help. (more…)
In the United States, “among students whose first major is philosophy, 36% are women” while “among students whose second major is Philosophy, 43% are women.” (more…)
As in years past, I’m creating a post for listing summer programs in philosophy for undergraduate students. (Similar posts will be forthcoming for graduate students and high school students.) (more…)
“Over the past several years, Black students have become increasingly interested in philosophy, both upon entering their first year of undergraduate study and upon completing the major.” (more…)
New data shows a recent slight uptick in the percentage of undergraduates earning philosophy degrees. (more…)
The Guardian has released the 2021 edition of its “Best UK Universities” list, which includes discipline-specific rankings.
At some schools, there’s no philosophy major, just a philosophy minor. What should it be like? (more…)
David Boonin, professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado and organizer of the Colorado Summer Seminar in Philosophy for undergraduates, was hoping to get Peter Singer (Princeton) to participate in one of the seminar’s sessions. But he knew that Singer, who is a very well-known philosopher and in-demand speaker, and who spends a lot of his time working to ..
Among those with bachelors degrees, the median earnings of those who majored in philosophy exceed those of majors in any other humanities field, and are the 16th highest in a study comparing salaries across 50 majors in the United States. (more…)
The following is a guest post by Eric Schwitzgebel (University of California, Riverside), on trends in the numbers of philosophy majors, following up on previous posts on the subject), with some interesting speculation at the end about possible causes. A version of it originally appeared at his blog, The Splintered Mind.