Alternative program guides

This list of helpful guides to programs was shared by maxhgns in a comment, but I thought I’d put it in a post instead so it would be easier for folks to find:

Graduate Guide to Aesthetics in North America (2007—dated, but still relevant)

Graduate Guide  to Aesthetics in the UK (2004-05 was the most recent I could find— it’s quite out of date, although still a good place to start looking)

List of feminist/feminist-friendly departments from the APA

**The Pluralist’s Guide to Philosophy Programs  (Including programmes friendly to feminist/continental philosophy, philosophy of race, GLBT studies, and so on)

The Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP)’s list of strong continental schools

**Note: It’s clear if you go to this site that it is still very much under construction, but since there is such useful information there already, I’m including the link. Hopefully the site will be completed soon!

***Second Note: Ok, so if you haven’t heard about the storm of controversy surrounding the Pluralist’s Guide, you must be one of those folks who doesn’t read any philosophy blogs. In which case, you’re probably not reading this. But in case you are reading this, it’s clear there are serious issues with the Pluralist’s Guide– including, but not limited to, the University of Oregon being endorsed as a strongly recommended program with respect to its climate for women, despite some serious sexual harassment accusations. If you want to read more, check out some of the discussions:

http://feministphilosophers.wordpress.com/2011/07/23/pluralists-guide-recommends-department-with-ongoing-harassment-scandal/

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2011/07/the-new-spep-guide-to-philosophy-programs.html

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2011/07/more-on-the-spep-guides-climate-for-women-section-not-only-untrustworthy-but-potentially-damaging.html

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2011/07/open-letter-from-female-graduate-students-at-rutgers-regarding-the-spepsaap-guides-section-on-climat.html

http://sgrp.typepad.com/sgrp/2011/07/more-facts-on-the-climate-survey.html

And so much more. I was trying to decide whether or not I should just take the link down from here… but I’m leaving it up for now. It looks to me that so long as you completely ignore the section of the guide on the climate for women, it may still contain some useful information.

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~ by humeisapotato on March 24, 2011.

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