“Yale philosophy has officially replaced the grad program ‘logic requirement’ with a broader ‘formal methods requirement.’ Students can choose which course to take (logic, probability, stats, game theory, etc.).” (more…)
Plausible answers as to the nature of our mission as philosophy educators gives us no unique reason to focus on logic as the mathematical tool of interest to philosophers.
Here’s the “Philosophy on Twitter & YouTube” Quarterly Update from Kelly Truelove of TrueSciPhi.
At TrueSciPhi.org, Kelly Truelove, an internet technologist with a physics PhD and a long-running interest in academic philosophy, publishes a variety of lists and statistics regarding philosophy communities on Twitter and videos on YouTube. (more…)
How many of those who graduate with a degree in philosophy in the UK are employed six months after graduation? What kinds of jobs do they get?
The following is a guest post* by Joshua Knobe, professor of philosophy and psychology at Yale University. It first appeared at The Brains Blog, and follows up on post from a year ago by Knobe here at Daily Nous, “Formal Methods Training for Philosophy Graduate Students.”
“Why are the greatest philosophers skewed towards the past, when they should be skewed towards the present?”
Several recent posts here have discussed questions regarding the leadership of the Philosophical Gourmet Report (PGR), the best known ranking of philosophy graduate programs, with some discussion of what an alternative to the PGR might look like. In the meanwhile, discussions continue between the creator and current editor of the PGR, Brian Leiter (Chicago), and rep..
Philipp Blum, one of the co-editors of the journal, dialectica, has a request for other journal editors:
I think it would be very helpful if philosophy journals would make
publicly available much more information on acceptance rates and
He notes that dialectica has been doing this for 14 years; check out these charts and graphs, which could s..