The PhilPapers SurveysDemographic statistics (Back to contents)

Population:
 
Survey:  

Selected sample: Philosophy undergraduate
Sample size: 217

Areas of specialization

Philosophy of Mind
 
 49
Metaphysics
 
 46
Philosophy of Language
 
 33
Epistemology
 
 27
Meta-Ethics
 
 25
Social and Political Philosophy
 
 20
Continental Philosophy
 
 18
General Philosophy of Science
 
 17
Logic and Philosophy of Logic
 
 17
Philosophy of Religion
 
 15
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
 
 15
Normative Ethics
 
 15
Ancient Greek Philosophy
 
 11
Applied Ethics
 
 10
Metaphilosophy
 
 9
Philosophy of Biology
 
 6
Aesthetics
 
 6
Philosophy of Mathematics
 
 6
17th/18th Century Philosophy
 
 6
Philosophy of Physical Science
 
 5
n < 5 omitted

Primary area of specialization

Philosophy of Mind
 
 31
Metaphysics
 
 21
Meta-Ethics
 
 14
Continental Philosophy
 
 13
Philosophy of Language
 
 10
Epistemology
 
 10
Social and Political Philosophy
 
 8
Logic and Philosophy of Logic
 
 8
Normative Ethics
 
 8
Philosophy of Religion
 
 7
General Philosophy of Science
 
 7
Ancient Greek Philosophy
 
 7
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
 
 6
Metaphilosophy
 
 5
Philosophy of Biology
 
 5
n < 5 omitted

Nationality

United States of America
 
 96
United Kingdom
 
 26
Australia
 
 11
Canada
 
 9
Sweden
 
 7
Germany
 
 6
Brazil
 
 6
n < 5 omitted
201 out of 217 respondents specified a nationality.

Country of primary affiliation

United States of America
 
 109
United Kingdom
 
 31
Australia
 
 13
Canada
 
 12
Sweden
 
 6
Brazil
 
 5
Germany
 
 5
n < 5 omitted
12 cases with unknown country due to incomplete data on institutions.
217 out of 217 respondents specified an affiliation.

Country of PhD institution

No data. 0 out of 217 respondents specified a PhD institution

Gender

Male
 
 164
Female
 
 35
199 out of 217 respondents specified a gender.

Year of birth

1940s
 
 6
1950s
 
 12
1960s
 
 5
1970s
 
 15
1980s
 
 148
1990s
 
 15
n < 5 omitted
201 out of 217 respondents specified their year of birth.

Tradition

analytic
 
 145
continental
 
 35
both
 
 6
n < 5 omitted
197 out of 217 respondents specified a tradition.

Non-living philosophers most identified with

Hume
 
 39
Wittgenstein
 
 36
Kant
 
 29
Nietzsche
 
 26
Aristotle
 
 19
Russell
 
 19
Quine
 
 16
Spinoza
 
 13
Socrates
 
 10
Rawls
 
 10
Plato
 
 10
Heidegger
 
 9
Kierkegaard
 
 8
Lewis
 
 8
Husserl
 
 7
Frege
 
 7
Marx
 
 5
Davidson
 
 5
Moore
 
 5
n < 5 omitted
171 out of 217 respondents specified at least one philosopher.