From a memo we got in the department yesterday requesting riveting philosophical vignettes:
Dr. Lisa Rankin (Archaeology) is a sharp shooter. Literally. She has to
carry a gun during field work in Labrador in case a polar bear might be
I¹d like all departments to be profiled in this manner and right now I don¹t
have anything for philosophy. Sort of an answer to the question of what
skills do you use in your work that you never thought you would need …
First off, this should keep Dr. Rankin from too many rough rebukes in committee meetings. But secondly, what skills would a philosopher have to use that would be anywhere exciting: ability to withstand more dust than average after years in libraries? Able to discern the subtle difference between coffees grown in west or east Kenya?