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Jim Holt

Popular Analytic Philosophy?

Gavagai?Jim Holt begins the latest post to the New York Times philosophy blog, The Stone, with the following questions:  “Is philosophy literature? Do people read philosophy for pleasure?”  His immediate answer is, I think, more or less correct, “Of course it is, and of course they do.” What makes Holt’s post (and the edited version of it that appeared in yesterday’s print edition of the Times) more controversial and potentially interesting is his second set of questions: “Does anybody read analytic philosophy for pleasure? Is this kind of philosophy literature?” But the rest of Holt’s post confines itself to Read more