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Steven Yates
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http://philosophythatmatters.wordpress.com
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Interest in public philosophy? Please be as SPECIFIC AS YOU CAN. Members who answer "yes" or "a lot" will not be approved.
Yes. Have written a short ebook about what seems to me a crisis in philosophy, a claim I am still working to evaluate (the fact that the major "movers & shakers" of the 20th century are either dead or at retirement age, & not being replaced by comparable voices). Is this due to the relative collapse of the academic job market, the fact that changing technology has opened a variety of alternative career paths for intelligent people with potentially good philosophers having pursued them, both of these, or others as well? The manuscript I am pursuing proposes a job for philosophy in an advanced civilization dominated by science, technology & commerce. Bringing this about requires a more visible or public presence for philosophy. There is more, but it can wait.

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At 10:12pm on September 10, 2014, Public Philosophy Network Admin said…

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