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Philosophy Part 2

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Anonymous

May 1 2009, 21:44:04 UTC 7 years ago

is anyone who got into princeton this year interested in race theory?

Re: princeton

Anonymous

May 2 2009, 18:47:54 UTC 7 years ago

You mean, like, the first one across the finish line wins?

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Anonymous

May 2 2009, 21:29:39 UTC 7 years ago

haha, no, like working with appiah...

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Anonymous

May 2 2009, 23:08:12 UTC 7 years ago

As a young boy, Appiah won a footrace in his ancestral Ghana. Unfortunately, however, he was disqualified for being a 'cheetah'.
Its summer time so application season is essentially dormant. However, it is clear that this LiveJournal community thrives, which is inspiring considering the discipline we are all in. I read over previous posts here and I appreciate all of the invaluable tips and statistics many of you have graciously shared.

I am applying to graduate school in philosophy this fall. The prospect of applying is both exhilarating and nerve-wracking at the same time. Even now I'm doing plenty of reading and polishing past papers.

I go to the University of Alaska Anchorage. It is not a well known school in philosophy, but I enjoy where I am completing my studies and I take advantage of the plethora of interesting courses offered. I am sure this forum will become more active when August rolls around. See you all then!

Ashley
Good luck to you! You may want to consider starting the 2010 Philosophy Who Got In thread yourself. As much as there is wrong with this forum (backbiting, obsessiveness, egos, etc.) it by far better to have it than not. I hope this next batch of applicants is a little bit more level-headed though.

Re: Hello

Anonymous

June 13 2009, 21:12:35 UTC 7 years ago

Thank you! I also hope this years applicants are more level headed.

I wanted to let you and everyone else know the Philosophy 2012 forum is now up.

Link: http://community.livejournal.com/who_got_in/97302.html

Re: Hello

Anonymous

June 29 2009, 21:44:57 UTC 7 years ago

I agree completely. I wanted everyone to know that I've started up the 2013 thread now. This site is just so useful that I'd thought I'd start the ball rolling now.

Here are my stats: 4.00 triple major in philosophy/math/physics from a Big Three, 1590/6 GRE, letters from 4 world-renowned philosophers, and two papers in the pipeline over at Nous. Even though Leiter's rankings are TOTALLY bogus, I'll be applying to all the top-20 schools.

Good luck everyone!
Oh dear

Along with posting anonymously by accident, I also mistakenly said that I posted the Philosophy 2012 forum when it is actually the Philosophy 2010 forum. In case anyone missed it, I got approval for it per the suggestion of nailey13.

So further comments should please be directed to the new forum. I apologize for the grave mistake.

Here is the link (cut and paste to your browser)

http://community.livejournal.com/who_got_in/97302.html
it's awful. it's horrible. it's backward.

there are so many obviously better options. better in all respects. my suggestion is a google group. requiring that people create an account is also sure to deter bogus postings and trawlers.

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Just one intro to logic class (predicate logic), and I was very successful in my applications. I don't think it matters much. I know a grad student who was also admitted to several top-10 programs, who had no background in logic whatsoever.

Anonymous

July 8 2009, 21:56:00 UTC 7 years ago

Does anybody else think the 2010 post is shaping up to be pretty wonky? I.E. the person/people leading it seem a bit uninformed/douchey? If so, respond and lets coordinate a google group. Live journal is lame anyways.
Anonymous

I don't know if you are the same person who said a few posts ago that LiveJournal is lame and is trying hard to get people to move to Google when people have been using this for a few years now.

People can do what they like - but you don't know me, nor do you have any idea how aware I am or what I know. If people want to move onto Google, its no sweat off my back.

It's summer time. Application season doesn't start for a while. Give the forum time.

Ashley

Anonymous

July 9 2009, 20:31:01 UTC 7 years ago


Im the op for the post you just responded to, but Im not the same person from earlier in this post - though i do agree with everything he says about livejournal.

I apologize for being rude. I've been around the block on phd apps, and I have tons to learn, but you seem a little too "out of the know" to be leading the post. The forum can have all the time it needs - but if youre going to establish yourself as the thread leader and delete dissenting comments then people arent going to stay for very long. In that case Id like to garner support now for a google group.
Anonymous

I've taken several senior level philosophy courses, and I'm only now going back to the basics and taking logic. Regardless of how competent I "seem", I am nonetheless in the same boat as the rest of the applicants. My the time I graduate, I'll still have the logic knowledge under my belt. I'll still be prepared.

As far as me being misinformed, I have been thinking about graduate school for 3 years now. During that time I have looked over the webpages of virtually every single philosophy department in the United States - I have done my share of research. That does not include the PGR, the Splintered Mind, and dozens of other treasure troves of information useful to applicants.

Call me douchey all you want - DON'T call me misinformed.

We always have more we can learn in life.

I specifically said I'd delete troll comments. Troll comments I suppose are dissenting, but not all dissenting posts are from trolls. Anonymous comments are typically regarded as trolls, unless the poster gives any indication otherwise. I believe ridding of dissenting posts would improve the synergy of the forum - that way other prospective students don't have to look at them. Who really WANTS to look at them? All it does to put a damper on the synergy of the forum.

Ashley

Anonymous

July 9 2009, 23:16:57 UTC 7 years ago

you're not douchey - you are, however, very under-informed. Furthermore, you're not very sensitive to how difficult this process is, though you might say that you are. Im not sure what the tangent about logic was supposed to mean - I'm not making judgments about your philosophical abilities. i'm doubting the quality of the advice youre giving and the overly-supportive, unrealistic, and downright un-savvy tone of the thread. Im I wrong to say this? Anyone?

Anonymous

July 9 2009, 23:17:19 UTC 7 years ago

you're not douchey - you are, however, very under-informed. Furthermore, you're not very sensitive to how difficult this process is, though you might say that you are. Im not sure what the tangent about logic was supposed to mean - I'm not making judgments about your philosophical abilities. i'm doubting the quality of the advice youre giving and the overly-supportive, unrealistic, and downright un-savvy tone of the thread. Am I wrong to say this? Anyone?

Anonymous

August 4 2009, 01:32:03 UTC 7 years ago

I am also a bit disappointed with how things have been going 'round here so far this Summer.

My only concern with moving elsewhere is that once the season gets rolling, this place (and tgc) are known as the places to go - and thus will get all of the regular people that we (maybe) would like to speak with. My hope is that things will get better...

(Please, feel free to call me unrealistic at this point.)
Given the recent events on a previously started board (see comments above regarding this), a new message board on livejournal for 2009-2010 has been started. This board will be run exactly like the previous whogotin boards have been run, i.e., without moderating.

Please visit it at the following link:

http://community.livejournal.com/who_got_in/98287.html