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What’s Wrong With Philosophy [NY Times: The Stone]

4 Sep

What’s Wrong With Philosophy [NY Times: The Stone]

Too many philosophers accept the idea that truth is best achieved by a marketplace of ideas conducted in the fashion of ultimate fighting. But aggressive styles that seek easy victories by harping on arcane counterexamples do not maximize truth. . . .  Sometimes, interestingly, the aim of truth is enhanced less by adversarial argument than by a receptivity that holds back on disagreement long enough to try out the new ideas on offer, push them further, see where they might go. 

 

Part 2 of this week’s 5-part series from The Stone about women in philosophy.

I applied to CUNY, actually. I would’ve liked to take a class from Alcoff if I’d gotten in.

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