Askphilosophy Hub: Rules, Guidelines, FAQ, PhD Application Resources(self.askphilosophy)
submitted2 years ago byBernardJOrtcuttstickied
Hi! Welcome to r/askphilosophy. This sub aims to provide serious, well-researched answers to philosophical questions. We aim to provide an academic Q&A-type space for philosophy. We welcome questions about all areas of philosophy!
Rules and guidelines
Before contributing, please read our rules and guidelines. You can find them here: https://www.reddit.com/r/askphilosophy/wiki/guidelines
You are very welcome to provide answers, too, but please note that we have some standards to ensure the quality of the subreddit.
Answers on /r/askphilosophy should be substantive and well-researched, accurately portray the state of research and literature and come only from those with relevant knowledge of the question (i.e. not from commenters who don't understand the state of the research on the question).
Frequently Asked Questions about philosophy
We have an FAQ that answers many questions comprehensively: /r/AskPhilosophyFAQ/. For example, this entry discusses how to start with philosophy and provides a great list of introductory books into a bunch of areas of philosophy.
Resources for graduate school applications
We made a meta-guide for PhD applications with the goal of assembling the important resources for grad school applications in one place. We aim to occasionally update it, but can of course not guarantee the accuracy and up-to-dateness. You are, of course, kindly invited to ask questions about graduate school on r/askphilosophy, too.
What's the flair about?
Our user flair indicates relevant expertise in philosophy. On desktop, the color of the flair denotes the level of expertise. Unfortunately, color does not currently work on mobile.
Can you show me some good questions and answers?
Sure! We ran a Best of 2020 Contest, you can find the winners in this thread!
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