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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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