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Population:
 
Survey:  

Selected sample: All respondents
Sample size: 3226

Areas of specialization

Philosophy of Mind
 
 721
Metaphysics
 
 626
Epistemology
 
 516
Philosophy of Language
 
 502
Normative Ethics
 
 444
Social and Political Philosophy
 
 377
Meta-Ethics
 
 348
Logic and Philosophy of Logic
 
 264
General Philosophy of Science
 
 252
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
 
 239
17th/18th Century Philosophy
 
 238
Applied Ethics
 
 184
Philosophy of Religion
 
 177
Ancient Greek Philosophy
 
 152
Philosophy of Physical Science
 
 152
Continental Philosophy
 
 149
Philosophy of Action
 
 147
20th Century Philosophy
 
 128
Aesthetics
 
 119
Philosophy of Biology
 
 110
Metaphilosophy
 
 103
Philosophy of Mathematics
 
 102
19th Century Philosophy
 
 99
Philosophy of Law
 
 85
Philosophy of Social Science
 
 84
Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
 
 53
Decision Theory
 
 52
Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality
 
 45
Philosophy of Probability
 
 36
Asian Philosophy
 
 34
Philosophy of Computing and Information
 
 29
Philosophy of the Americas
 
 6
African/Africana Philosophy
 
 5
n < 5 omitted

Primary area of specialization

Philosophy of Mind
 
 385
Metaphysics
 
 271
Epistemology
 
 233
Philosophy of Language
 
 232
Normative Ethics
 
 202
Social and Political Philosophy
 
 184
Meta-Ethics
 
 173
17th/18th Century Philosophy
 
 141
Logic and Philosophy of Logic
 
 111
Ancient Greek Philosophy
 
 108
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
 
 105
General Philosophy of Science
 
 103
Philosophy of Physical Science
 
 81
Continental Philosophy
 
 81
Applied Ethics
 
 62
Philosophy of Action
 
 54
Philosophy of Religion
 
 54
Aesthetics
 
 53
Philosophy of Biology
 
 49
19th Century Philosophy
 
 45
20th Century Philosophy
 
 45
Philosophy of Law
 
 36
Philosophy of Mathematics
 
 33
Philosophy of Social Science
 
 28
Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
 
 25
Metaphilosophy
 
 21
Decision Theory
 
 15
Philosophy of Probability
 
 14
Asian Philosophy
 
 14
Philosophy of Computing and Information
 
 11
Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality
 
 10
n < 5 omitted

Nationality

United States of America
 
 1405
United Kingdom
 
 381
Canada
 
 199
Australia
 
 167
Germany
 
 115
Sweden
 
 49
Italy
 
 42
New Zealand
 
 41
Spain
 
 37
Brazil
 
 32
France
 
 31
China
 
 27
Ireland
 
 26
Netherlands
 
 25
India
 
 23
Mexico
 
 22
Israel
 
 22
Switzerland
 
 21
Hungary
 
 19
Argentina
 
 18
Finland
 
 18
Denmark
 
 18
South Africa
 
 17
Portugal
 
 16
Poland
 
 16
Romania
 
 16
Belgium
 
 16
Norway
 
 13
South Korea
 
 12
Russia
 
 12
Austria
 
 11
Colombia
 
 11
Turkey
 
 10
Greece
 
 10
Iran
 
 9
Croatia
 
 8
Philippines
 
 8
Japan
 
 6
Taiwan
 
 6
Singapore
 
 5
n < 5 omitted
3025 out of 3226 respondents specified a nationality.

Country of primary affiliation

United States of America
 
 1494
United Kingdom
 
 417
Canada
 
 175
Australia
 
 164
Germany
 
 56
Sweden
 
 35
New Zealand
 
 32
Spain
 
 27
Hungary
 
 25
Brazil
 
 22
France
 
 21
Netherlands
 
 19
Switzerland
 
 19
Belgium
 
 14
Mexico
 
 13
Italy
 
 13
Poland
 
 11
Finland
 
 10
China
 
 9
South Africa
 
 9
Turkey
 
 9
Israel
 
 9
Denmark
 
 8
Argentina
 
 6
Japan
 
 6
Norway
 
 6
Austria
 
 5
Philippines
 
 5
Colombia
 
 5
n < 5 omitted
533 cases with unknown country due to incomplete data on institutions.
2902 out of 3226 respondents specified an affiliation.

Country of PhD institution

United States of America
 
 854
United Kingdom
 
 231
Australia
 
 88
Canada
 
 59
Germany
 
 31
Sweden
 
 18
Spain
 
 17
Switzerland
 
 14
Belgium
 
 9
Netherlands
 
 8
Hungary
 
 7
Finland
 
 7
Italy
 
 6
China
 
 5
Poland
 
 5
n < 5 omitted
52 cases with unknown country due to incomplete data on institutions.
1454 out of 3226 respondents specified a PhD institution

Gender

Male
 
 2525
Female
 
 488
3013 out of 3226 respondents specified a gender.

Year of birth

1920s
 
 8
1930s
 
 61
1940s
 
 320
1950s
 
 369
1960s
 
 520
1970s
 
 851
1980s
 
 846
1990s
 
 26
n < 5 omitted
3002 out of 3226 respondents specified their year of birth.

Tradition

analytic
 
 2486
continental
 
 315
both
 
 38
pragmatism
 
 37
naturalism
 
 13
none
 
 12
historical
 
 11
Thomism
 
 8
n < 5 omitted
3057 out of 3226 respondents specified a tradition.

Non-living philosophers most identified with

Hume
 
 481
Aristotle
 
 416
Kant
 
 398
Wittgenstein
 
 364
Quine
 
 250
Russell
 
 211
Lewis
 
 200
Frege
 
 196
Rawls
 
 154
Davidson
 
 152
Nietzsche
 
 134
Plato
 
 133
Mill
 
 133
Carnap
 
 116
Spinoza
 
 97
Locke
 
 93
Marx
 
 91
Heidegger
 
 89
Socrates
 
 80
Leibniz
 
 75
Moore
 
 74
Husserl
 
 74
Descartes
 
 73
Aquinas
 
 69
Hegel
 
 63
Anscombe
 
 45
Kierkegaard
 
 44
Hobbes
 
 31
Dewey
 
 31
Sellars
 
 30
Peirce
 
 28
Augustine
 
 28
Berkeley
 
 26
James
 
 22
Rousseau
 
 20
Merleau-Ponty
 
 17
Rorty
 
 14
Whitehead
 
 13
Reid
 
 12
Popper
 
 12
Foucault
 
 11
Ryle
 
 10
Sartre
 
 9
Austin
 
 8
Strawson
 
 8
Deleuze
 
 8
Derrida
 
 8
Grice
 
 7
Sidgwick
 
 7
Schopenhauer
 
 6
Adorno
 
 6
Hart
 
 6
Levinas
 
 5
Gadamer
 
 5
Chisholm
 
 5
n < 5 omitted
2480 out of 3226 respondents specified at least one philosopher.