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Michel X.

"Value theory" is a really broad category, though, and its numbers benefit significantly from including two major subfields (ethics and socpot). While there are a fair few jobs in various kinds of ethics and in social/political philosophy this year, other "value theory" fields don't even come close. Aesthetics/philosophy of art, for example, has zero jobs (why is it even lumped in with value theory? Even the jobs that say "value theory" don't mean aesthetics!). Feminist philosophy and philosophy of race have a few each, as does philosophy of religion.

This isn't in any way a criticism of CDJ's work. Just a warning that "value theory's" ongoing success masks some pretty rough trends for a few areas.


I wish we knew how many go to fresh PhDs and how many go to recent PhDs (2-3 years out), lateral junior hires, etc.

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