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38 PhD Programs in Philosophy 2023


The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.

Philosophy is the investigation of general and fundamental problems, for instance, those connected with reality, knowledge, values, reason, mind, existence, language. Philosophy is different from other ways of talking about such problems by its critical and systematic approach and its support on rational argument.

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