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Schechter from WUSTL to Indiana

Elizabeth Schecter, previously in the Department of Philosophy and the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program at Washington University in St. Louis, is now associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and the Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University, Bloomington. Professor Schechter works on psychological unity and its connection to questions about personal identity, self-knowledge, the unity of consciousness, the nature of belief, and related matters. Her book, Self-Consciousness and ‘Split’ Brains: The Mind’s I, came out last year. You can learn more about her work here. The post Schechter from WUSTL to Indiana appeared first on Daily [More]

The Career Trajectories and Workplace Skills of Philosophy and Language Majors

A new study looks at the jobs and skills of college graduates, including those who major in philosophy, finds that choice of major “isn’t as deterministic of our work as we might believe,” and aims to help students understand how their education has prepared them for the job market. The study, “Degrees at Work,” by Clare Coffey, Rob Sentz, and Yustina Saleh, and published by the data analytics firm, Emsi, sorted college graduates from a database of over 100 million people by group, putting together those who major in philosophy and languages—“Two degrees that aren’t career-specific or as tied to the world of work (and are therefore the ones that get a vast bulk of the criticism [for being impractical])”. Not surprisingly, philosophy and language graduates “go into a broad array of jobs”: The top five first jobs are in the fields of education (17% of language and philosophy grads go into education jobs), journalism/writing (10%), sales (10%), marketing (7%), and service-oriented non-profits (6%).  The following graph shows how the popularity of different types of jobs changes over time as graduates in philosophy and language move from their first to their second and third jobs. (It lists types of jobs on the left, listed in order of popularity as first job.) So, for example, when it comes to the first job taken by philosophy and language graduates, the fourth most popular type of job is in marketing. When it comes [More]

Srinivasan Appointed to Chichele Professorship in Social and Political Theory

Amia Srinivasan, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Oxford and a tutorial fellow at St John’s College, will be the next holder of the Chichele Professorship in Social and Political Theory at Oxford. Professor Srinivasan works in political philosophy, epistemology, history and philosophy of feminism, and metaphilosophy, and is known for both her scholarly and public-facing work. The Chichele Professorship in Social and Political Theory had been unoccupied since Jeremy Waldron left the position for New York University in 2014. Professor Srinivasan will be the first woman, and the first non-white person, to hold this position. Previous Chichele Professors in Social Political Theory, besides Professor Waldron, were: G.A. Cohen, Charles Taylor, John Plamenatz, Isaiah Berlin, and G.D.H. Cole. The post Srinivasan Appointed to Chichele Professorship in Social and Political Theory appeared first on Daily [More]

Lyons from Arkansas to Glasgow

Jack C. Lyons, currently professor of philosophy at the University of Arkansas, will be moving to the University of Glasgow. Professor Lyons, who works mainly in epistemology, cognitive science, and philosophy of mind, will be taking up the Chair of Logic and Rhetoric at Glasgow (a position once held by Adam Smith, among others). He will have an appointment at the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience and be a member of the steering group for Cogito, the Glasgow epistemology research group. Professor Lyons begins at Glasgow in January, 2020.   The post Lyons from Arkansas to Glasgow appeared first on Daily [More]

Naomi Zack from Oregon to Lehman College, CUNY

Naomi Zack is leaving the University of Oregon to become Professor of Philosophy at Lehman College, City University of New York (CUNY).  Professor Zack is best known for her work in philosophy of race, in which she has authored titles such as The Theory of Applicative Justice: An Empirical Pragmatic Approach to Correcting Racial Injustice (2016),  White Privilege and Black Rights: The Injustice of US Police Racial Profiling and Homicide (2015), and The Ethics and Mores of Race: Equality after the History of Philosophy (2011, 2015). She is also the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race (2017). She takes up her new position this coming Fall. The post Naomi Zack from Oregon to Lehman College, CUNY appeared first on Daily [More]

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