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It depends on whether you're going in large part for the experience of being in graduate school and the degree, or whether it's entirely in the hopes of getting a career in philosophy. I'm not going to regret getting the degree even if I don't land an academic position. If you're going to graduate school entirely for the hope of getting a tenure track job, I think I'd have to lean toward advising you to consider going in a different direction. The political discrimination is getting even worse, and now administrators are increasingly getting involved in hiring decisions, which is bad news. Most of what I got out of graduate school was the informal side of it, just spending a lot of time thinking about philosophy and talking about it with other people with similar interests. The classes and lectures were a small part of it.

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