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When Did Philosophy “Lose Its Way”?

Earlier this week in the New York Times philosophy blog The Stone, philosophers Robert Frodeman and Adam Briggle published a piece entitled “When Philosophy Lost Its Way” that makes an argument about what Frodeman and Briggle see as the unfortunate direction that their field took at the beginning of the last century.[1] Faced with the challenge of natural science, which had begun to more successfully address a host of questions that had formerly been the purview of philosophy, and the rise of the modern university, which encouraged a kind of specialization foreign to the earlier practice of philosophy, early 20th-century Read more