Upcoming PGR Predictions?

Kevin

13 day(s) ago

Foresee any changes in the top ten? Top 50? Most underrated department? Most overrated? Biggest jump?

Juliet

13 day(s) ago

By righs UCLA should be going down a bit this round. Yale remains vastly overrated, as well as Harvard, but I doubt they'll take any hits. Brown will remain underrated. Miami will plunge to the bottom of the US 50 and off the international 50. McGill and Western might trade places (the Canadian ranking is pretty unstable--and the Canadian departments are seriously underrated), and UBC will make sone gains but remain behind Toronto (Wylie was a big hire, and IIRC their juniors/new associates are solid).

Wisconsin might go down (I don't remember who they lost), and UCSD will probably gain a bit

Donna

13 day(s) ago

Yale's biggest liability is older faculty and Jason Stanley's crackup. I agree Brown is underrated. Canadian departments are not underrated, they are not, apart from Toronto, very good.

Günter

13 day(s) ago

Canadian departments are not underrated, they are not, apart from Toronto, very good.

Donna

These aren't hills I'd die on, but... IMO it wouldn't be out of place to rank Toronto in the T10 internationally, and it's certainly on par with the US T10. The next three Canadian programs are all quite strong, but they've all also prioritized different things in their hiring and in their programs, which hampers them a bit. So UBC is pretty strong on Mind, Epistemology, Science, but really weak on history; Western is an absolute powerhouse in Mind and Science (and places like a T10ish department), but is pretty weak otherwise; McGill is strong on history and value theory, but lost most of its dedicated (and very talented ) LEMMings a while ago, and never really replaced them. IMO these three wouldn't be out of place in the US 30-40 range, and Alberta and Calgary are certainly on par with the lower end of the US rankings. After that, the programs get rather more boutique-y, I'll admit.

At least I can say that I've heard of/read a lot of work by faculty in all those departments, which is more than I can say for most of the bottom end of the US PGR. Shrug.

Susanne

12 day(s) ago

Canadian departments are not underrated, they are not, apart from Toronto, very good.

Donna

These aren't hills I'd die on, but... IMO it wouldn't be out of place to rank Toronto in the T10 internationally, and it's certainly on par with the US T10. The next three Canadian programs are all quite strong, but they've all also prioritized different things in their hiring and in their programs, which hampers them a bit. So UBC is pretty strong on Mind, Epistemology, Science, but really weak on history; Western is an absolute powerhouse in Mind and Science (and places like a T10ish department), but is pretty weak otherwise; McGill is strong on history and value theory, but lost most of its dedicated (and very talented ) LEMMings a while ago, and never really replaced them. IMO these three wouldn't be out of place in the US 30-40 range, and Alberta and Calgary are certainly on par with the lower end of the US rankings. After that, the programs get rather more boutique-y, I'll admit.

At least I can say that I've heard of/read a lot of work by faculty in all those departments, which is more than I can say for most of the bottom end of the US PGR. Shrug.

Günter

McGill is not up to its university fame. Like Harbard or Yale, after all. But at least in McGill's case this is reflected in the PGR.

Shulamith

12 day(s) ago

By righs UCLA should be going down a bit this round.

Juliet

Having considered applying, I'm curious to know why you think this.

Günter

12 day(s) ago

By righs UCLA should be going down a bit this round.

Juliet

Having considered applying, I'm curious to know why you think this.

Shulamith

Boatload of prominent retirements, both actual and forthcoming. They still have a solid set of faculty members, though. And they've been doing a good job with hiring. They'll recover.

Günter

12 day(s) ago

By righs UCLA should be going down a bit this round.

Juliet

Having considered applying, I'm curious to know why you think this.

Shulamith

Boatload of prominent retirements, both actual and forthcoming. They still have a solid set of faculty members, though. And they've been doing a good job with hiring. They'll recover.

Max

12 day(s) ago

1. NYU

2. Rutgers

3. Princeton

4. Mich

5. Yale

6. Pitt

6. USC

8. Harvard

8. Stanford

8. Berkeley

10. Columbia

Peg

5 day(s) ago

New School to #1.

How the fuck did I miss this self-important, pretentious shit?

http://www.otherpress.com/books/memory-theater/

"From this renowned philosopher comes a debut work of fiction, at once a brilliant précis of the history of philosophy, a semiautobiographical meditation on the absurd relationship between knowledge and memory, and a very funny story

A French philosopher dies during a savage summer heat wave. Boxes carrying his unpublished papers mysteriously appear in Simon Critchley’s office. Rooting through them, Critchley discovers a brilliant text on the ancient art of memory and a cache of astrological charts predicting the deaths of various philosophers. Among them is a chart for Critchley himself, laying out in great detail the course of his life and eventual demise. While waiting for his friend’s prediction to come through, Critchley receives the missing, final box, which contains a maquette of Giulio Camillo’s sixteenth-century Venetian memory theater, a space supposed to contain the sum of all knowledge. With nothing left to hope for, Critchley devotes himself to one final project before his death—the building of a structure to house his collective memories and document the remnants of his entire life."

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