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mercredi 2 octobre 2013

Spin-offs






                                                                      RBM
                                                                  1921-2012



"Interest in philosophy has gradually diminished and will, I believe, continue to wane, or at least its contours will change. Widespread interest among students has declined. There are, to be sure, as there always have been, spin-offs or quasi spin-offs—for example, experimental philosophy, cognitive science, neuroethics, bioethics, feminist and transgender philosophy, black philosophy, and so on—but many of the spin-offs do not have settled constituencies. There has also been a revival of interest in traditional metaphysics among some analytic philosophers, partially fueled by an interest in modalities, but philosophy no longer has the widespread undergraduate appeal it once had."
                                                                                     
                                                Ruth Barcan Marcus, A philosophers's calling
                                                                   Dewey lecture, 2010  


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