Hi! Throughout my life and interest in philosophy and higher thinking, I have seen a subtle trend through all sorts of mediums, such as serious discussions and ideas all the way down to memes, that within philosophy, being atheist is somewhat dismissed as a belief system. I might not be describing it in the best way I could, but I have just noticed that people often make fun of atheism and view it as an inferior/laughable outlook. I myself am agnostic, but I am just curious if this is a real thing or I am misinterpreting things that I see in my life.
I started a blog (which is actually a newsletter) as a space to write longish essays on issues of moral and political philosophy, but also law, economics, policy, literature. I think some members of this community might find it interesting. My first piece is on the misleading debate on free speech and cancel culture. Comments and suggestions welcome
外围体育投注Firstly, I have read the rules and I believe this doesn't break any rules, but if it does please do let me know, and I will gladly delete this.
The long and short of it is that I am moving to France at the end of this year (I am originally from the UK), initially to reside in Paris for a year, but then I am fairly open on moving to any other part of the country.
外围体育投注I have a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Modern European Philosophy from a well-respected UK University, and I have been interested in continuing my studies via a PhD (especially in France, since as I will be there and the fees are much more manageable, it is an attractive prospect to me).
My areas of interest are Merleau-Ponty/20th Century Philosophy in general, particularly phenomenology, as well as Kierkegaard and some other areas of interest (Hegel, Marx, Political Philosophy). I am wanting to know if anybody knows of an online resource (similar to the university overviews we have in the UK, or the SPEP resource for Anglo universities that focus on Phenomenology (found here: ).
I unfortunately don't know anything about the French university system, but I assume (and from my research looking at specific, well-known institutions, believe) that universities follow a similar pattern as in the UK, where they have specialisations at Graduate level in a certain area (i.e Philosophy of Mind, etc) where they excel.
What would be extremely helpful is if there are any resources which show any French universities who specialise in modern phenomenology/Merleau-Ponty, or if anyone has any individual anecdotal experience of Universities with a strong program in this, where I could pursue a PhD?
外围体育投注I have the option of leaving the U.S. for an M.A. program in Europe, particularly at K.U. Leuven.
外围体育投注My list of pros and cons stretch on-and-on. The biggest pros include that it'd be a fun experience and I'll be more independent. Cons, however, is that it might be more difficult to network for U.S. PhD programs and European M.A.'s might not be as good as an American M.A. program. My goal after an M.A. is to get into a PhD somewhere good.
外围体育投注Can anyone else share their thoughts and opinions on whether it's wise for U.S. students to leave for Europe for an M.A.? Would it hamper the chances of getting into an American PhD afterwards?
外围体育投注Yes, I know that it is an absurd. We know that since Diogenes. We are anti-money. However, I still have a question.
外围体育投注How to survive with a graduation and a masters in philosophy without the regular class room of the university position? What can we do with our knowledge?