Dear Hartmann Report Reader:

Before I send you off to an up-to-date ranking of graduate programs that treats Continental and American programs, let me offer you some advice:

If you are thinking of getting a PhD and trying to be an academic philosopher,

There is nothing finer than living the life of the mind, nothing more important to the future of our Republic. There is no nobler profession than that of teacher. But until there are structural changes to our economy and to the academy, you cannot expect to make a living as a philosopher. Lead a philosophical life and read philosophical works while you do something else. Your wallet and your future will thank you for this choice.

Still want to go to grad school in philosophy?

Ok. Here's where you begin.

The Pluralists Guide

Good luck.

John Hartmann
September 25, 2014