Academic philosophy is a luxury decoration on society

Says Daniel Dennett here. Welcome to the club buddy. More:

“A great deal of philosophy doesn’t really deserve much of a place of the world. Philosophy in some quarters has become self-indulgent, clever play in a vacuum that’s not dealing of problems of any intrinsic interest.”

“Dennett says much of philosophy is little more than a ‘luxury decoration on society,’ and he complains many of the questions studied in both analytic and continental philosophy are ‘idle—just games.’ For philosophers to be of real use, they should engage with the world, he says—as he does alongside those in interdisciplinary fields, such as philosophy of biology, philosophy of mathematics, or ethics.”

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About theurj

Also known as theurj. I've contributed some essays to Integral World and co-founded Open Integral blog, now defunct. I continue to participate in Integral Postmetaphysical Spirituality forum.
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