Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Philosophy, The End Of, Not

Some people, including one of my students, have wondered what I thought of the David Brooks "The end of philosophy" op-ed. I'd say something, but really all that needs to be said is 'just read hilzoy'.

2 comments:

hoperu said...

I saw that article and showed it to Benjamin, who mentioned that you were working on a similar topic, but with different conclusions. It will take more than David Brooks to kill philosophy!

Neil Sinhababu said...

Yeah, I've approvingly cited Hume's comment that "reason is and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them." Philosophers been saying this stuff for a long, long time.