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Should dyslexics pursue philosophy?


On Daily Nous, Tyke Nunez responds to the question: "If a student is dyslexic and otherwise shows potential in philosophy, is it worth encouraging them to go on to graduate school?" He answers yes, drawing on his own experience with dyslexia and dysgraphia. Along the way he addresses the questions: Is philosophy a good thing to spend your life doing, if you’re dyslexic? Will being dyslexic be a hindrance to getting into grad school, succeeding in grad school or getting a job? What is it like to be in the academy as someone with dyslexia? And what accommodations are there that make philosophy doable with dyslexia? 

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