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why I wont ask ‘am I right for academia?’, and why I’ll now ask ‘is academia right for me?’

Guest post from Caitlin Brumby, a PhD researcher in the Dept. of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.

I joined Kay’s PhD leadership coaching course more because it sounded interesting rather than anything else. 679 more words


Brian Leiter's Continuing Influence on the Philosophical Gourmet Report: The Past as Future

THE PHILOSOPHICAL GOURMET REPORT, JUNE EDITION, 1995-1996   A Ranking of U.S. Graduate Programs in Analytic Philosophy, by Brian Leiter*

Before the PGR arrived on the web, it was circulated in photocopies.  1,603 more words


Pinning down my methodology - Part 3

Following a very useful, but somewhat intense supervision a few weeks ago, I have been focusing on stepping back from my very practical research design and workshop planning, and instead getting back to methodology basics. 548 more words


A Portrait of the 2014 Philosophical Gourmet Report by the Numbers

    In a recent post I asked why Professor Leiter had decided to replace reputational rankings with impact studies in his law school rankings, while sticking with reputational surveys in philosophy. 2,076 more words


5 murders yesterday in Juarez; total of 424 so far in 2014

There were at least 5 murders reported yesterday in Juarez–the three bodies left near the highway outside of Los Arenales in the Valle de Juarez and two more incidents. 151 more words

Ciudad Juárez

Let a Thousand Rankings and Non-Rankings Bloom

Academic philosophy is abuzz with the release of the 2014 Philosophical Gourmet Report (PGR), the somewhat-respected, somewhat-controversial but nonetheless much-used reputational rankings of graduate programs in philosophy. 1,712 more words