bar_scene_gambler Posted December 2, 2013 Share Posted December 2, 2013 Caveat Emptor: I am somewhat drunk on Ouzo, so feel free to ignore questions you don't feel like answering. I've noticed that there is a drastic difference between the amount of conversation between last years grad. student hopefuls and this year's. As such, I wanted to ask a few questions of the few that are wandering around this forum. First, I'd like to say that, much like Philstudent1991, I find that I'm incredibly attached to you guys. I hope that you all find placement within the programs that you apply to. Second, are you guys working on any last minute projects? I'm working on a paper regarding the concept of exemplar and it's use in language (related to Nietzsche in Schopenhauer as Educator and Kant in his Critique of Judgment). I was wondering if you were working on any interesting projects as last minute CV boosters. If you want (though I'm sure you're familiar) I could send you guys some links to conference/publication info. Third, I'm really interested in your personal interests philosophically. I was wondering if we could all talk about our interests concerning our philosophical goals and how they relate to the programs we're applying to. Fourth, could we all talk about our writing samples and statements of purpose a little? I feel as if transparency is at a minimum these days (though we're all familiar with dfindley's writing sample/statement of purpose). Fifth, where are you looking to go, and who do you want to work with? I'd like to go to U Chicago or UT Austin and work with Pippin or Higgins. What about you guys/gals? Finally, I was wondering if you guys/gals had any idea what you're dissertation might be on? I know this isn't particularly pertinent in terms of applications, but, ideally, I'd like to be able to follow your work as you move forward, and as such, I'd like to know what it is that lights your philosophical passions (metaphorically speaking). I say again, forgive me for my drunkenness. But could we form tighter-knit cadre? We may not all have the same goals, in fact, we may not all have the same beliefs, but we do all share in one thing; this awful process. As they say, there are no atheists in foxholes, and likewise, there ought be no opponents in these applications. Ideally, I'd like you all to be my peers. In fact, I'd like you all to be my friends/colleges, even if I don't make it into a grad. program this year. Likewise, if I make it into a grad. program, I'd like to be able to help you all out, given the difficulty of grad. applications. I try, after all, to be pluralistic and not to favor analytic or continental one way or the other. Could we help each other out? Maybe we could form a critique/suggestion group for personal statements/writing samples. I know I still have to submit approximately 8 applications. magog and bar_scene_gambler 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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