Deep Thought, Quantified

A unique rankings report charts (and helps make) the winners and losers in philosophy

May 20, 2005 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

When Edward Hafer enrolled in the doctoral program in philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2001, the department was ranked among the top 30 in the country.

But two weeks after Mr. Hafer arrived, the faculty member he planned to...

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