What place does a philosophy PhD have in the modern marketplace?
In this Papa PhD interview, I explore this question with Aaron Kagan, philosophy PhD and staff user experience (UX) researcher at Google.
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Aaron Kagan received his PhD in Philosophy from Fordham University in 2017. He is a Staff User Experience Researcher at Google, working on human choice, and sits on the APAs committee for non-academic careers. He has 7+ years of experience in the tech industry, holding positions at Google, Meta Reality Labs, Loon, and Native Instruments. He has published journal articles on embodiment, emotion, and enactive perception, and he is currently writing a book for Routledge on the Embodied Mind. He is a passionate advocate of the societal relevance of philosophy, and has written, presented, and spoken to undergraduate and generalist audiences about applying philosophical skills in non-academic sectors.
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