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Jespersen

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    Ohio
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    Philosophy

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  1. Jespersen

    Final Outcomes

    Just received word from UCLA that they won't be able to make a decision in time for me to respond to my Arizona offer---so, Arizona it is! I'm really excited!
  2. Jespersen

    Declining Offers/Withdrawing Applications Thread

    Removed myself from Notre Dame’s waitlist. Good luck to those still on their waitlist!
  3. Jespersen

    Declining Offers/Withdrawing Applications Thread

    And if anyone’s thinking about declining UCLA or Notre Dame, please PM me.
  4. Jespersen

    Waitlists

    Waitlisted at UCLA like the other poster. The email says acceptances have been out too.
  5. Jespersen

    Declining Offers/Withdrawing Applications Thread

    It’s their Master’s.
  6. Jespersen

    Declining Offers/Withdrawing Applications Thread

    Not at all! I'm primarily interested in moral and political philosophy (of which Arizona is a powerhouse), philosophy of mind (especially the kind that's informed by neuroscience, so it's not really easy for me to give up on WUSTL right now), and history of early analytic (especially meta-questions about philosophy and its methodology)---but most excited when they intersect! I have side interests in philosophical logic and feminist philosophy as well. (I saw you were accepted to Ohio State. Congratulations! If you have any questions, feel free to PM me.)
  7. Jespersen

    Declining Offers/Withdrawing Applications Thread

    I will turn down NIU, and withdraw from U Mass, Indiana, and Cornell. I hope it helps someone!
  8. Jespersen

    Acceptances

    Yes, I’m an urdergrad here, and I’m more than happy to answer questions! (Of course, I probably can’t guarantee I know everything about graduate life here.)
  9. Jespersen

    Acceptances

    Congratulations!! & to others as well!
  10. Jespersen

    The Number of Applications - What Does It Tell Us?

    It means more people applied to School A. (Obviously not the answer you are seeking. I’m sorry I just cannot let this one go.) Deadline might be a factor? Recall the admission chair at my department saying we would receive more applications if our deadline were in Jan.
  11. I agree with what others have said about the usefulness of PGR. Granted, PGR reflects how a rather small group of philosophers views departments that practice English-language philosophy. However, that group of philosophers is pretty representative, or slightly more disturbingly, authoritative, of the English-speaking philosophical community at large. PGR is useful in the sense that it makes this representative view (RV) available for anyone's reference. Of course, you might think that RV is biased against certain departments, etc. But that is hardly the fault of PGR, which (presumably) merely reports RV. As for Leiter himself, well, it's not really a question that's appropriate for discussion on an online forum.
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