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blumenbergian

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  • Application Season
    2013 Fall
  • Program
    Philosophy

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  1. In addition to all the fantastic recommendations above (I particularly like Nussbaum's Love's Knowledge!) I would recommend an essay by Richard Rorty called "Human Rights, Rationality, and Sentimentality" as well as parts of his Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity. In both places he's articulating why he views literature (particularly the novel) as a superior discourse for inducing solidarity and love for our fellow citizens than philosophy is capable of doing.
  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your struggles, MetaphysicalDrama. This is a brutal process. I guess you have a couple options, neither ideal of course. One would be to get on the horse and try again next year. Work hard on your applications before next season, maybe strategically pick different programs to apply to, consult with your advisers and mentors from undergrad and your MA program as to what you should do. If you really think a philosophy PhD is for you and that you'd be unhappy doing anything else, that's what I would do. If you're at all unsure, or too frustrated with the process to go i
  3. For what it's worth, I had a lower math score than the OP and while it definitely hurt my chances with some of my applications I still got a strong PhD offer.
  4. Great as the New School is, yeah, I don't see how you can turn down a fully funded PhD offer.
  5. Thanks! My field is philosophy and the program I proposed was at the University of Essex. What about you (as well as other UK Fulbrighters reading this)?
  6. PS: For those wondering about UK notifications, times, etc., here's the email I received on the timeline for notification some weeks back: "As you are aware, the interviews are taking place February 21st-28th. You have already been notified of the date and time of your interview. Once the interview process is concluded on February 28th, the selection committee will take some time to decide on the final list of candidates to whom we will offer a Fulbright award. Once this decision has been made, we will notify IIE of the final list of selected candidates. Please be aware that IIE will conta
  7. I'm a UK Fulbright applicant...been lurking this forum for a while, glad to be finally participating as I freak out about not hearing anything yet. The one thing I wanted to ask about, though, is an aspect of my application process I haven't heard much about from anyone. After I was nominated by IIEE and notified about being a finalist, I was contacted by the UK Fulbright Commission and was told I had been nominated, by them, for a second award, should I accept being eligible for it. Of course I accepted. I was very surprised that they went through the trouble of doing this, as the progra
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