What Does Philosophy Owe Society?


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From Breaking Bad to Ken Burns, good things come in series. Accordingly, the Vim is here with not just one, but four articles and hence four episodes on "What Philosophy Owes Society". These episodes are Zach Biondi's j'accuse against the aloof philosophical establishment. In this first part, Zach is joined by Lila, Adam, and Justin to discuss the 'O' in 'WPOS'—that is, "owe". What is the duty of philosophers? On the one hand, philosophers know which side the bread is buttered on, and that's the side where a certain type a society gives them research grants and funds the universities they work in. They owe it at least to themselves to keep that type of free and humanities-supporting society alive. Moreover, the current crisis of critical thinking shines a philosophical batlight upon the firmament, as if it were a call to arms for philosophers to come out of the cave and engage with a benighted public. Will Zach wake them from their supercilious slumber? The saga begins here. Read the article: https://thevimblog.com/2017/06/04/what-philosophy-owes-society/ www.thevimblog.comwww.facebook.com/thevimblog www.twitter.com/thevimblog

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