Below are some currently "hot" topics/areas/methods in philosophy. Some may be of lasting significane, but almost all come up when philosophers discuss "fads" that ought to fade away because they lack real philosophical merit. Rank order these areas below from the most "faddish" (i.e., ought to fade away) to the least.

Only the 5 favorite choices will win the poll.
The poll ends January 29, 2018. The poll supervisor is Brian Leiter ( Contact the poll supervisor if you need help.

Give each of the following choices a rank, where a smaller-numbered rank means that you prefer that choice more. For example, give your top choice the rank 1. Give choices the same rank if you have no preference between them. You do not have to use all the possible ranks. All choices initially have the lowest possible rank. Note: “No opinion” is not the same as the lowest possible rank; it means that you choose not to rank this choice with respect to the other choices.

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 Choice Rank
Critical Race Theory
Effective altruism
Epistemic injustice
Epistemic modals
Experimental Philosophy
Footnotes to Rawls
Formal epistemology
Knowledge first
Non-naturalist normative realism
Political realism

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