Questions tagged [philosophy]

On conventions specific to the academic discipline of philosophy (the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language) and programs of study leading to a degree in this field.

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Is a “Scientific Journal Impact Factor” of around 4 or 5 good for a philosophy journal?

I am considering (for a variety of reasons) submitting an article to a philosophy journal, which happens to have a Scientific Journal Impact Factor of 4.699. This would be my first submission. Is ...
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What weight does a visiting assistant professorship in a different field carry in tenure track faculty applications?

I am finishing my PhD next month in Philosophy. I've been offered a Visiting Assistant Professorship (VAP) in Mathematics at a very good (nationally recognized) Small Liberal Arts College (SLAC). I ...
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Switching to philosophy after a PhD in mathematics

I'm currently finishing a PhD in mathematics from a university in Europe ranked top 10 in the world. I've always been torn between philosophy and mathematics, and I'd like to give philosophy a chance (...
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How to define the scope of exploratory research?

Before asking, it's probably better that I give some background first. I do research on thin films for solar energy applications. A part of that job is to search for new materials that may be suitable ...
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Is it unwise to get a recommendation for philosophy phd apps from a professor you had relatively early in college?

I will be applying to philosophy phd programs after completing my BA in philosophy and while completing a one year masters program (immediately after college) in philosophy. I impressed a certain ...
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Honorific for someone who earned a PhD in philosophy itself?

I know that a PhD is now just used to mean doctorate, so what would a person who has a doctorate in philosophy be called?
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Changing field from Computer Science to Philosophy

I am a Computer Science graduate and I have been realising that my true passion lies in Philosophy, as for the past 5 or 6 years (I am 26) I have been constantly asking questions about life, ...

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