Analyzing Philosophy Syllabi

Some interesting data on the profession: Which philosophers, books, and journals are assigned most often in philosophy courses from English-speaking countries?


  • Of around 4,000 unique authors, the top three authors assigned in these courses are Plato, Aristotle, and Kant (in that order).
  • The journal Philosophy & Public Affairs ranks fifth most-assigned philosophy journal in these courses.

Andrew Higgins, who compiled this analysis, has more like it on his personal webpage.


Source: Philosophy Data from the Open Syllabus Project (Guest Post by Andrew Higgins) – Daily Nous