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Good Work If You Can Get It January 7, 2010

Posted by Dwight Furrow in Dwight Furrow's Posts, Philosophy Profession.

Brian Leiter, links to a list of the 200 Best Occupations. Actuary ranks #1. Look where philosophy is:


I don’t know how they get these rankings. They must be assuming that a philosopher is a tenured professor. There are lots of good adjunct philosophers with PhD’s who have to scrounge about for work every semester and make little more than a beginning clerical worker.

And if you’re on the market this year, your chances of getting a job are about as good as your average auto worker.

And why are the historians ranked above us?

book-section-book-cover2 Dwight Furrow is author of

Reviving the Left: The Need to Restore Liberal Values in America

For political commentary by Dwight Furrow visit: www.revivingliberalism.com



1. Paul J. Moloney - January 9, 2010

I am hoping that philosophy is more than an occupation because I have never been able to quit my day job to do it.

2. Paul J. Moloney - January 9, 2010

I would venture to speculate, that even though there may be enough philosophy teachers, there can never be enough good philosophy teachers.

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