April 12, 2005

Indiana bound

I have just been offered, and accepted, admission to the University of Notre Dame's Ph.D program in philosophy.

3 comments:

MosBen said...

Congrats!!!! Philosophy of Math...that sounds...exciting!

The Joy said...

Nice job! You realize that the world of Philosophy is a massive pyramid scheme. Those who have a BA in Philosophy can't get a job unless they get a Masters or a PhD in Philosophy at which point the only thing they can do is teach philosophy. Oh, the wicked, wicked ways of this world...

Noumena said...

I'm guessing the joy will never ever read this (nor will anyone else), but I'm feeling pedantic and commenty, so I just wanted to say:

My bachelor's degree is in math and political science (double major). I have a master's in mathematics. I am planning on a Ph.D in philosophy, and then teaching and doing research in philosophy. With a degree from Notre Dame, I'm not too worried about finding a job back in my beloved Pacific Northwest (I'm aiming for the University of Washington, to be specific).

I've known a few philosophy majors who went on to non-academic jobs. Like any Humanities major, non-academics are valued for skills like critical thinking and writing ability. Apparently law school is quite popular.