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Individual

The average above-average philosopher

Now we know what the average Great Philosopher looked like. But you may be saying to yourself: That’s all well and good, but what should I look like if I want to be in a top-ten department? Here’s your answer.
Male
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Composite of 68 male
philosophers.
Female
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Composite of 22 female
philosophers.
See “Another chain link” for a note on the technique used to make these pictures. Any resemblance to persons living, dead or transanimate is, well, perhaps not entirely coincidental but certainly quite unintended.
Addendum 4 Jul: Thanks to Brian Leiter, who is obviously a Person of Influence, for linking to this, and to the Buckingham Inquirer for my first ping.

LinkJune 28, 2005 in Academic Affairs · Jeux d’esprit · Philosophy of Philosophy