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karl_creech
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How to do philosophy...

Post by karl_creech » Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:00 pm

Titles a joke, on purpose I promise. Has anybody any advice for someone aspiring to be a professor of philosophy? I'm an american and I like to think. I really haven't the slightest clue what's going to happen to me as I progress through the education process, any information is appreciated. 8)

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Re: How to do philosophy...

Post by Psychonaut » Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:06 pm

Here

Philosophy Now kindly provides some of it's articles for free, and it so happens that the most recent issue includes an article on that very topic :wink:

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Re: How to do philosophy...

Post by Rortabend » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:55 pm

Get a PhD from a good school. This is a bare minimum. You'll also need to get something published in a top-ranking journal. Teaching experience is less crucial although it always helps.

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Re: How to do philosophy...

Post by karl_creech » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:41 am

wow, thanks for that link. It's a pretty good article. I definitely want a ph.d. by the way. Are there teaching opportunities while I'm an undergraduate usually.

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