Nice, Maarten! Would love to hear more about how your current experience in academic philosophy speaks to this. Do fellow students feel the same way? Do professors acknowledge the dwindling public perception of philosophy’s utility?

My favorite question: is the university where true philosophy goes to die? (forget who asked that originally, might’ve been Alan Watts, but it stayed with me, and plagues my ongoing consideration of attending PHL grad school)

I just wrote an article that’s a kind of follow-up to the one you mentioned here, which charts a possible course for philosophy to take as it steps out of the rut it seems to be in, would love to hear your thoughts on it:


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