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Population:
 
Survey:  

Selected sample: Philosophy graduate student
Sample size: 829

Areas of specialization

Philosophy of Mind
 
 201
Metaphysics
 
 157
Philosophy of Language
 
 142
Epistemology
 
 134
Normative Ethics
 
 126
Meta-Ethics
 
 116
Social and Political Philosophy
 
 94
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
 
 72
Logic and Philosophy of Logic
 
 67
General Philosophy of Science
 
 60
Philosophy of Action
 
 54
Philosophy of Religion
 
 43
Continental Philosophy
 
 42
Applied Ethics
 
 36
Philosophy of Physical Science
 
 36
Philosophy of Biology
 
 33
17th/18th Century Philosophy
 
 33
Metaphilosophy
 
 31
Ancient Greek Philosophy
 
 30
Aesthetics
 
 29
20th Century Philosophy
 
 23
Philosophy of Mathematics
 
 23
19th Century Philosophy
 
 17
Philosophy of Social Science
 
 15
Philosophy of Law
 
 12
Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
 
 11
Philosophy of Probability
 
 10
Decision Theory
 
 9
Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality
 
 7
Asian Philosophy
 
 6
Philosophy of Computing and Information
 
 5
n < 5 omitted

Primary area of specialization

Philosophy of Mind
 
 122
Metaphysics
 
 78
Philosophy of Language
 
 70
Meta-Ethics
 
 66
Normative Ethics
 
 61
Epistemology
 
 61
Social and Political Philosophy
 
 43
Logic and Philosophy of Logic
 
 25
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
 
 25
Philosophy of Action
 
 23
General Philosophy of Science
 
 23
Ancient Greek Philosophy
 
 20
Aesthetics
 
 19
Continental Philosophy
 
 19
Philosophy of Physical Science
 
 19
17th/18th Century Philosophy
 
 17
Philosophy of Biology
 
 11
Philosophy of Religion
 
 11
Applied Ethics
 
 10
Philosophy of Mathematics
 
 10
20th Century Philosophy
 
 8
19th Century Philosophy
 
 8
Philosophy of Social Science
 
 8
Philosophy of Law
 
 7
Philosophy of Probability
 
 6
Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
 
 6
n < 5 omitted

Nationality

United States of America
 
 355
United Kingdom
 
 86
Australia
 
 50
Canada
 
 48
Germany
 
 35
New Zealand
 
 14
Brazil
 
 12
China
 
 9
Sweden
 
 9
Netherlands
 
 8
Colombia
 
 8
Italy
 
 8
Israel
 
 8
France
 
 7
Mexico
 
 7
Ireland
 
 7
Hungary
 
 7
South Korea
 
 6
Norway
 
 6
Spain
 
 6
Poland
 
 6
Romania
 
 5
Denmark
 
 5
Iran
 
 5
South Africa
 
 5
n < 5 omitted
788 out of 829 respondents specified a nationality.

Country of primary affiliation

United States of America
 
 436
United Kingdom
 
 124
Australia
 
 57
Canada
 
 35
Germany
 
 18
Hungary
 
 10
Brazil
 
 9
New Zealand
 
 8
Netherlands
 
 7
Switzerland
 
 7
Belgium
 
 5
France
 
 5
Mexico
 
 5
Sweden
 
 5
n < 5 omitted
40 cases with unknown country due to incomplete data on institutions.
829 out of 829 respondents specified an affiliation.

Country of PhD institution

n < 5 omitted
14 out of 829 respondents specified a PhD institution

Gender

Male
 
 664
Female
 
 125
789 out of 829 respondents specified a gender.

Year of birth

1940s
 
 16
1950s
 
 19
1960s
 
 26
1970s
 
 208
1980s
 
 523
n < 5 omitted
799 out of 829 respondents specified their year of birth.

Tradition

analytic
 
 685
continental
 
 81
both
 
 10
pragmatism
 
 7
n < 5 omitted
806 out of 829 respondents specified a tradition.

Non-living philosophers most identified with

Hume
 
 125
Aristotle
 
 110
Wittgenstein
 
 98
Kant
 
 88
Quine
 
 71
Lewis
 
 68
Frege
 
 55
Rawls
 
 46
Russell
 
 45
Mill
 
 37
Davidson
 
 37
Nietzsche
 
 35
Heidegger
 
 30
Plato
 
 26
Locke
 
 25
Carnap
 
 25
Marx
 
 21
Aquinas
 
 21
Leibniz
 
 20
Husserl
 
 19
Moore
 
 19
Spinoza
 
 18
Socrates
 
 17
Descartes
 
 17
Hegel
 
 16
Anscombe
 
 16
Augustine
 
 13
Rousseau
 
 10
Kierkegaard
 
 10
Berkeley
 
 9
Dewey
 
 7
Hobbes
 
 6
Sellars
 
 5
Foucault
 
 5
Peirce
 
 5
n < 5 omitted
644 out of 829 respondents specified at least one philosopher.