January 3, 2009

A TOUGH JOB MARKET FOR PHILOSOPHERS: “Philosophers should be people who think especially well, but to have decided upon a career in philosophy marks you as irrational. How do you deal with that raging incoherence?” Is that really fair? You might rationally decide you want to be a philosopher even if the job prospects are poor. But if you do so decide, then it’s irrational to complain about a poor job market, I guess.

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