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Stories of Philosophers Who've Forged Non-Academic Careers

Graduate training in philosophy is valuable. It sometimes leads to a career in academic philosophy. But often it leads elsewhere, to any of a variety of fulfilling careers. These interviews feature non-faculty philosophers in conversation with one another. We talk about the work we pursued outside of philosophy—how and why we chose it, how we landed our first non-academic jobs, how we built our careers from there. We also share advice and perspective for readers who are considering non-academic careers.

Read about how the following philosophers made the transition.

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