Philosophy Hurts Your Head

The blog of a cranky Philosophy PhD Student from Newcastle, Australia.

Google Trends on Philosophy

Posted by Sam D on October 18, 2007

Yesterday, whilst procrastinating against writing a lesson plan for this afternoons Media Ethics and Law tutorials, I looked up the Google search trends for ‘Philosophy’. Here are the results: http://www.google.com/trends?q=philosophy . I have to say I was surprised that Google gets a higher proportion (of the total of all searches) of search requests for Philosophy from the Philippines than anywhere else. Does anyone have any idea why this is?

On a more somber note, the overall trend over the last 4 years appears to be slightly downward. Does this mean that less people are interested in our studies, or simply that electronic anti-plagiarism programs used by faculties have forced students back the library?

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One Response to “Google Trends on Philosophy”

  1. I just did a full “study” on filipino culture using google trends… guess what… aside from philosophy, we are also at the top 3 for the following:
    agnosticism
    atheism
    bhuddism
    hinduism
    judaism
    satanism
    shintoism
    taoism
    heaven
    spirit
    how to be happy
    happiness
    sadness
    philosophy
    theology
    what is the meaning of life

    it might interest you… http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=User:Nino_Gonzales/The_Filipino_Soul_According_to_Google

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